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Facebook to add new features to WhatsApp: Instagram Reels, disappearing images and more

WhatsApp new features will offer convenience to users and integration with other services. Here is the list.

Facebook’s owned cross-platform centralised messaging and voice-over-IP service, Whatsapp is reportedly working on new features that may be rolled out soon. WhatsApp has been one of the most preferred messaging platforms worldwide. It constantly upgrades to the requirements of users for convenient and reliable communication.

The following are some of the features that may arrive soon on WhatsApp.

1) Instagram Reels 

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Facebook has been constantly working to integrate its different services for a cohesive user experience. As a result, the company reportedly wants to integrate Instagram Reels with WhatsApp. The new feature will enable users to watch Reels within WhatsApp.

2) Read Later feature

This feature will be an extension to the Archived Chats feature of WhatsApp. When the Read later feature is added to a chat, the messages received from the chat will not send notifications. There will be a ‘vacation mode’ that will offer features of archived chats to the read later chats.

3) Multi-device support

This feature will enable users to log into their account on different devices simultaneously. Currently, WhatsApp logs you out of the first device as soon as you log into your account on a second device except when you use the Desktop app. Thus, the new feature will extend the app’s multi-platform support facility.

4) WhatsApp audio messages 

The audio message feature enables users to send voice mails if they don’t type. However, there is no feature to change the speed of the audio play. The new feature shall enable the users to listen to the audio files at 1.5x or 2x speeds.

5) WhatsApp disappearing images

This feature will function like the disappearing messages feature of WhatsApp. The disappearing messages feature enables users to send a piece of text that automatically gets deleted after a specific period. The new feature will ensure that image files sent on the platform get deleted after a certain time.

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The Disappearing Images feature will work like the Disappearing Messages feature.

6) WhatsApp join missed group call

WhatsApp group call feature enables users to connect in a group voice or video call. However, a user can’t join a missed invitation to the call unless he/she receives a new invitation. The new feature will enable the user to connect to an ongoing group call even if the invitation is missed.

7) Last seen option for select friends

The Last Seen feature enables a user to share the last seen states with other users. The app offers the following three choices to show the last seen status to:

  • Everyone
  • User’s contacts
  • Nobody

The new feature will allow the user to maintain a list of selected friends to whom he/she wishes to show the last seen status.

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