Welcome to the WhatsApp Weekly Recap In this edition, we’ll highlight some exciting new features and updates that have taken place on WhatsApp between June 10 and June 16. In this week’s recap, we’ll delve into the introduction of the Channel Notifier feature, the addition of screen-sharing capabilities, and the long-awaited edit message functionality. Let’s explore these recent developments and how they contribute to making WhatsApp an even more versatile and user-friendly app.
Get ready to embark on a thrilling journey through the ever-evolving world of WhatsApp as we present to you the latest edition of our Weekly Recap. Brace yourself for an adrenaline-pumping ride filled with groundbreaking updates and awe-inspiring features that will leave you spellbound. So, fasten your seatbelts, hold on tight, and get ready to be blown away by the breathtaking marvels WhatsApp has prepared for you in this edition of our exhilarating Weekly Recap!
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The latest WhatsApp beta for Android update introduces a redesigned keyboard, offering users an improved typing experience. Although the feature was temporarily removed due to reported bugs, it is now available again for select beta testers who install the update from the Google Play Store. The redesigned keyboard allows users to scroll upwards, providing a wider view, and relocates the tabs for accessing GIFs, stickers, and avatars. WhatsApp aims to address any remaining minor bugs and gradually roll out the feature to more users in the coming weeks.
WhatsApp has introduced channels, a feature currently available in Singapore and Colombia, enabling users to receive important updates from selected individuals and organizations. WhatsApp is developing a notification feature that will inform users when channels become available for their accounts, indicating an imminent release. Users can join a waiting list by tapping Notify me to receive a notification once channels are accessible. This demonstrates WhatsApp’s dedication to expediting the launch of this highly anticipated feature.
Chat Attachment Menu
WhatsApp’s latest beta update for iOS, version 188.8.131.52, introduces a redesigned chat attachment menu. The previous vertical list has been replaced with a horizontal layout, offering a more modern and user-friendly experience. This enhancement allows users to easily select and share media files with their chats and groups. The redesigned feature is gradually rolling out to beta testers and will be available to more users in the coming days. This update reflects WhatsApp’s commitment to improving usability and adapting to evolving user needs.
WhatsApp’s latest beta update for Windows, version 2.2322.1.0, introduces screen sharing for video calls. Beta testers can now share their screen during a call, choosing either a specific window or the entire screen. Users have control over starting and stopping screen sharing. The feature was initially available for Android beta testers and is now being tested by select Windows beta users. It may also roll out to stable-release users soon. Caution is advised when using this feature to protect sensitive information.
WhatsApp has introduced the ability to edit messages, allowing users to revise and correct their sent messages. This feature was announced by Mark Zuckerberg and is now available for beta testers of the Windows desktop app. Users can edit text messages within 15 minutes of sending them to fix typos and errors. However, message editing is currently limited to messages sent from the same device. WhatsApp plans to enhance this feature in future updates. The edit message functionality is gradually rolling out to beta testers and will be available to more users in the coming days.
Material Design 3
WhatsApp’s latest beta update for Android, version 184.108.40.206, brings a redesign to various elements of the user interface. Beta testers may notice a new interface for switches and a redesigned floating action button that aligns with Material Design 3 principles. The updated switches can be found in the app settings, while the redesigned floating action button can be seen in the chat list, calls, and status tabs. This redesign showcases WhatsApp’s commitment to improving the visual experience and following Material Design 3 guidelines. The update is gradually rolling out to beta testers and will be available to more users in the coming days.
WhatsApp is introducing a new feature for beta testers: the ability to record and send video messages. Users can check if the feature is available by tapping the microphone button in the chat bar, which will turn into a video camera button. Video messages are short, up to 60 seconds, and offer real-time communication. They are end-to-end encrypted and provide an authentic experience. The feature is gradually rolling out to more beta testers.
WhatsApp has introduced a new feature for Windows beta testers, aiming to make missed calls more noticeable. The addition of a Call back button within event messages provides a convenient way to return missed calls with a single tap. This feature enhances the visibility and accessibility of missed calls, making it easier for users to call back their contacts. The update is currently available to some beta testers and will be rolled out to more users in the coming days.
WhatsApp is developing a multi-account feature that will enable users to access multiple WhatsApp accounts from a single device. The feature was discovered in the WhatsApp Business beta for Android update and is expected to be available for both business and personal accounts. With this feature, users can manage different conversations and maintain privacy within a single app. The multi-account feature is currently in development and will be released to beta testers in a future update.
Boost Status Updates
WhatsApp has introduced a new feature called Boost Status in its Business app, allowing businesses to share status updates on Facebook and Instagram to attract customers. The feature’s interface has been redesigned, and beta testers can now try it out in the latest WhatsApp Business update. Boosted status updates and create sponsored posts on Facebook and Instagram to reach a wider audience. This feature is exclusively available to businesses and not regular WhatsApp users. The update will be gradually rolled out to users in the coming weeks.
Redesigned Floating Action Button
WhatsApp is gradually rolling out a redesigned interface with a bottom navigation bar and a new style for toggles in accordance with Material Design 3 guidelines. The latest beta update also reveals a forthcoming redesign of the floating action button, which will feature a square shape with rounded edges. This redesign is a response to user feedback and signifies WhatsApp’s commitment to improving the user interface. The changes will be released to beta testers in a future update.
WhatsApp is actively working on improving its application by introducing new features, redesigning elements of the user interface, and addressing user feedback. These changes aim to enhance the user experience and provide a more visually appealing interface. WhatsApp’s commitment to continuous improvement ensures that users can expect further enhancements in future updates. This is all for June 10 to June 16 WhatsApp weekly recap, keep visiting us for more updates.