3 new features coming to WhatsApp you need to know

3 new features coming to WhatsApp you need to know
3 new features coming to WhatsApp you need to know

The WhatsApp application has faced a lot of criticism during the recent period after the announcement of the new terms of use for the application at the beginning of this year.

This is what made the company renege on the requirement to stop using the application for users who do not accept its new policies.

The company has worked to win the support of users again, through many new features that improve the experience of using the service.

Features of the new WhatsApp application

Self-disappearing messages

WhatsApp introduces a new feature to hide sent messages after a 7-day period of time has passed, and the company may, in the next update, provide more options for users.

This is in order to determine the period after which the message disappears automatically without any intervention from you, and this feature is one of the required features in the application.

Instead of the default option 7 days, users can set sent messages to disappear For a period ranging from 24 hours to 90 days.

Listen to messages non-stop

You can’t listen to WhatsApp voice messages and work on another app at the same time, but that’s about to change.

The company has begun testing the option to start listening and then exit the conversation while still playing the audio message.

During playback a window is pinned to the top of the application with the option to pause or stop the voice message playback.

Store messages until they are received

As part of the multi-device feature that allows you to use WhatsApp via the browser without having to turn on the smartphone data. The company is testing the feature to store recent sent messages on its servers to allow all of your devices to download them.

Although these messages remain end-to-end encrypted and are only saved for as long as it takes them to be delivered to your device. However, this is very important especially for users who are running the app across multiple devices.

WhatsApp will not work on old devices

WhatsApp has announced that it is ending support for many older Android phone models as of November 1, as devices running the Android 4.0.4 operating system lose the ability to send messages, photos, or make video calls.

This comes within the company’s policy in providing many advantages that require modern operating systems to function fully. Like joinable conference calls and stickers.

Read also: What data does WhatsApp send to Facebook?

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