In the WhatsApp Weekly Recap from June 5 to June 9, we highlight some notable updates. Users can now enjoy a new crop tool for photos, send high-quality photos with improved resolution, and explore the launch of channels for private updates. These features aim to enhance the user experience and provide more options for communication and content sharing. Stay tuned for more exciting updates from WhatsApp.
Welcome to another exciting edition of our WhatsApp Weekly Recap, where we bring you the most noteworthy updates and features from the world of WhatsApp. Stay tuned as we explore the latest enhancements that aim to enrich your messaging experience and provide you with new ways to connect with friends, family, and colleagues. So, let’s jump right in and discover what WhatsApp has in store for us in this edition of our Weekly Recap!
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Add Call Link to Calendar
WhatsApp for iOS recently released an update (23.10.77) that introduces the ability to add call links to the calendar app. This feature serves as a helpful reminder for scheduled WhatsApp calls. When creating a call link, users can now choose to Add to Calendar within the Calls tab. This feature is gradually rolling out to all users over the next few weeks. To ensure you receive this update and future features, regularly update WhatsApp from the App Store or TestFlight app. Enjoy an enhanced user experience with this latest update for iOS.
WhatsApp beta for Windows (version 2.2321.3.0) has introduced a new crop tool for the drawing editor. This feature allows users to conveniently crop photos within the app itself, saving time and eliminating the need for external image editing tools. Additionally, some beta testers may notice a new interface for calling buttons, presented as circular icons, demonstrating WhatsApp’s commitment to enhancing the application’s interface. The crop tool is currently available to some beta testers who have installed the latest WhatsApp beta for Windows update from the Microsoft Store, and it will be gradually rolled out to more users in the coming days.
Keyboard and Community
WhatsApp beta for Android (version 22.214.171.124) introduces a redesigned keyboard and a new Community Settings section. The redesigned keyboard offers an improved user experience with redesigned and repositioned interface elements. Users can now scroll the keyboard upward and view the emoji list in full-screen. Some users may also notice changes in the media sharing and emoji keyboard buttons. Additionally, the Community Settings section allows community admins to control who can add groups to the community, with the default setting being Only community admins. These features are currently available to select beta testers who have installed the latest WhatsApp beta for Android update from the Google Play Store, and they will be gradually rolled out to more users in the coming weeks.
WhatsApp beta for iOS (version 126.96.36.199) and WhatsApp beta for Android (version 188.8.131.52) introduce a new photo-quality option for media sharing. This feature allows users to choose a better quality when sending photos, preserving their dimensions while applying light compression. The option appears when selecting a large-sized photo, and the default setting is Standard quality. Users can manually select the HD option for improved photo quality, with a tag indicating it as a high-quality photo. It’s important to note that this feature is limited to images shared within conversations and does not apply to video sharing or status updates. The ability to send HD photos is gradually rolling out to beta testers who have installed the latest WhatsApp beta versions from the TestFlight app (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android), and it will be released to more users in the following weeks.
WhatsApp for iOS (version 23.11.76) introduces the widely rolling out feature to mention groups within the community announcement group. Although not mentioned in the official changelog, community admins using the stable version from the App Store can now mention specific groups within the community announcement group to highlight them for other community members. This feature enhances the user experience for iOS users. If you don’t have this feature yet, it may be rolled out to your account in the coming weeks. To ensure you receive future updates, regularly update WhatsApp from the App Store or TestFlight app.
WhatsApp has introduced a new feature called Channels, allowing users to receive important updates from individuals and organizations in a private and reliable manner. Channels have a dedicated tab called Updates, separate from regular chats, making it convenient to follow preferred channels. Admins can share various content types, and a searchable directory will help users find and follow channels of interest. Personal information remains protected, and WhatsApp plans to store channel history for up to 30 days. The feature will be available in a future update for WhatsApp beta on Android, iOS, and Desktop.
WhatsApp has rolled out a redesigned interface for the group settings screen in its latest iOS update, despite not being mentioned in the official changelog. Group administrators using the stable version from the App Store can now access the new interface and utilize the Add Other Participants option to control who can add members to the group. Users who don’t have this feature yet should regularly update WhatsApp from the App Store and TestFlight app to ensure they receive it in the future. The update provides a better user experience for iOS users.
As we wrap up this edition of our WhatsApp Weekly Recap from June 5 to June 9, we’re thrilled to witness the continuous evolution of this popular messaging platform. WhatsApp never fails to impress us with its innovative features and updates that keep us connected and engaged in more meaningful ways. So, keep updating your WhatsApp and stay tuned for more remarkable features that will redefine how we connect, share, and express ourselves. Until next time, happy chatting and exploring on WhatsApp!