Both WhatsApp Web and Android are testing new features as part of their beta updates. WABetaInfo, which regularly tracks beta releases to offer a preview of new features that may be added to different versions of the app, recently revealed that the Meta-owned messaging service could get a number of additional new features. that personalize users’ overall user experience. notch better. The new features are still in beta, so it’s unclear if they’re any closer to a stable version launch.
WhatsApp Web and Android: new features
As for new features, the WhatsApp for Android beta is apparently testing two new pencils as part of its image editing toolkit. The latter has a single standard-sized pencil with which users can edit or annotate images. In the future, WhatsApp would add the ability for users to customize the type of pen used on the app’s image-editing service, with two new pen gauges. While one will offer a thicker pencil tint to images, the other is thinner than the existing one.
Coming to WhatsApp Web beta, the latter should bring new colors to the chat elements of the interface. According to reports, WhatsApp Web beta is expected to give users a new dark green tint for chat bubbles. The latter is disabled by default on the latest beta, but can also be enabled when the app’s dark mode is enabled. Chat bubble color cannot be applied when using standard light mode. The app background and chat bar in the main screen that shows all chats would also have a new blue tint.
WhatsApp regularly tests new features through its beta updates, of which the features mentioned above are some of the latest. Among recent reports, an additional new feature that WhatsApp is apparently testing on iOS is managing message reactions. The latter will apparently offer users a bar showing which users have reacted to or liked their posts – and with which emojis. The latter could help content producers gauge reactions from a potential test audience – which could be one of the common use cases for such a new feature.
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