NEW DELHI: Facebook-owned WhatsApp is reportedly rolling out some new features. The new features will include features like dark mode, polls in groups, Touch ID support for iPhone and the group limit of 4,096. The company will be soon rolling out the features for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone.
According to WABetaInfo, a Twitter account that tracks changes in WhatsApp’s beta builds reveals that the new features will come to iOS, Android and Windows Phone users. The Touch ID support will enable iPhone users to keep their messages safe and secure on the instant messaging app. Along with this, iPhone users will also be able to pin a message on top and add a username to their phone number.
Along with this, WhatsApp has also expanded the limit of participants for its group. Earlier, the app allowed a group of maximum 256 people and now the users can add up to 4,096 people in one group.
WhatsApp will also allow users to see the recent status updates in the WhatsApp widget in iPhone’s Today View. Moreover, the update also brings improvements to the voice messaging feature, which will continue the play the voice messages even if they switch the app or turn off the screen.
Last week, WhatsApp rolled out a new feature for its Android users. On Android, the company has improved the ‘Change Number’ feature this time to let you choose if want to notify everyone about your new number or select users. The screenshot posted on the website shows the feature description “You can notify your contacts about your new number. You groups will be notified regardless.” This is followed by three options – All contacts, Contacts I have chats with, and Custom. Blocked numbers won’t be notified.
These options will be shown only after the user goes into the Settings > Account and ‘Change Number’ option.