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WhatsApp’s new feature will stop you from sending photos to wrong contacts

A useful feature has been spotted on WhatsApp's beta version.

WhatsApp is one among the most popular instant messaging apps currently and its parent company Facebook keeps stuffing it with new and useful features in order to make users stick to it. Now, a report has surfaced online that claims that the app is all set to get a new feature that will improve the image sharing experience on it. With the new feature, the users will be made aware of who exactly they are sending the image on WhatsApp to while they are adding the caption.

However, we should mention that even now, the app shows the profile picture of the person to whom the image is being sent. This makes the new feature slightly redundant. But then, we are there will be those who will find the clear mention of the contact name to be helpful. The feature will definitely reduce the instances of sharing an image with the wrong contact on the app.

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The report, which first surfaced on WABetaInfo, the new feature is being rolled out to WhatsApp beta for Android. So, if you own an Android smartphone and have enrolled for WhatsApp’s beta programme, then you can go and update your app to version number 2.19.173 or later to try out the new feature. It is not available on any update that was rolled out prior to the version number that has been mentioned. The feature is available for Individual as well as Group chats.

It is also speculated to come to the stable version of WhatsApp for Android soon. However, as of now, there is no word on when the feature will come to iOS, or whether it will make it to iPhones at all.

In a recent update, the instant messaging app expanded its sticker options by adding an Opi sticker pack designed by Colombian illustrator Oscar Ospina. The newly launched pack comes with Opi stickers with a white-coloured bear. The bear expresses different emotions in all stickers. We should also point that the new sticker pack is now available in the Android as well as iOS versions of the app. You can download them directly via the Stickers section on WhatsApp.

To recall, the Facebook-owned messaging platform got stickers only in October 2018. As of now, WhatsApp has 14 different sticker packs on its app that have been created by different artists. Apart from this, there are various other stickers that can be downloaded via Google Play Store and App Store. There are also apps that let users create their own stickers.

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