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Look out for these seven new features for WhatsApp

WhatsApp is updating for a better UI with its growing market. Look out for these seven new features for WhatsApp in the new update as you go by. WhatsApp may introduce some more changes before it is made broadly available.

September 8, 2021: Various media reports suggest highly-anticipated features will roll out on WhatsApp soon. Seven new features for WhatsApp might be introduced and are under beta-testing. While WhatsApp plans to launch several cool tech extensions, these features might become user favourite soon.

Seven new features for WhatsApp for better interface

WhatsApp recently released the much anticipated ‘View Once’ feature, that allows users to send disappearing messages. The feature automatically deletes messages sent via the application after they have been opened. This might help users to save data space in their devices. However, this feature has to be turned on individually for different chats and groups.

Now, WhatsApp is working on an application-wide disappearing mode. These features along with the seven new features for WhatsApp are rolling out soon for a better user interface.


What are the seven new features for WhatsApp?

​1. Users will know if the emoji received does not open

WhatsApp is working on message reactions and also how users will see them. In case the reaction/emoji shared does not open in chat, WhatsApp will inform the user saying that the WhatsApp version running does not support receiving reactions.

​2. Message reactions like Instagram and Facebook Messenger

WhatsApp is bringing message reactions similar to the ones available on Instagram and Facebook Messenger. The feature allows users to react to messages. Users will just have to tap and hold a message that they want to react to and then drag their finger to the appropriate emoji. The reaction will appear below the text and will be visible to all members of the group.

​3. New photo editing tools

WhatsApp is set to roll out new tools that will allow users to edit photos with an additional option to add stickers before sending them. These editing options referred to as ‘Drawing Tools’ allow editing images before sending them from WhatsApp Web or desktop app.

​4. Your contact card on WhatsApp to get a new design

The contact card (the way your name appears when someone taps on it) too is getting a new design. The screenshots that have appeared show that WhatsApp has moved the info button next to the contact name, and the profile picture is no longer square.


​5. Listen to voice messages before sending with a new user interface

The possibility to listen to voice messages before sending them with a new nice UI. Users can listen to recorded voice messages before sending them. The company is adding a stop button and users can quickly listen to the voice message. If they don’t like the recorded voice message, they can delete it.

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​6. Chat bubbles getting a new design

The chat bubbles on WhatsApp are set to change. The company has reportedly implemented a new redesign for chat bubbles. Right now, available to Android beta testers, the redesign makes the chat bubbles bigger, more rounded and introduces a new green colour. These chat bubbles will be available in both light and dark modes.

7. WhatsApp for Android testing new payment shortcut, desktop users get the beta programme

WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new payment shortcut on the chat bar. The feature aims to allow users to quickly send payments and will be available in addition to the existing payment option. Screenshots shared by WABeta show it to be in the middle of the Camera and Attachments button.

By: Aankur Pradhan


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