NEW DELHI: WhatsApp, a Facebook owned application introduced many new features last year in order to enhance user experience. Now, at this year also it seems that the company is set to bring some more features. The WhatsApp’s Android beta version 2.17.443 brings a numbers of new features such as new sticker icons, quick switch voice to video call, removal of show all contacts tab, group calling and many more.
According to a report by WaBetaInfo (Twitter account) which tracks changes in WhatsApp beta, revealed that WhatsApp will soon bringing stickers like Facebook to its app. Presently the new stickers will be available only for group chats.
The popular messaging app throughout the world is also considering of removing the ‘show all contacts’ tab from the app. However, WaBetaInfo is not sure of this feature and they think that it can be some kind of a bad bug.
Earlier, the company also confirmed that it is working on the group voice calls. Now, the latest beta update clearly hints of group video and voice calling feature in the app. At present, the update doesn’t enable the users to switch between voice and calls that suggests that the app might get the group voice and group video call option as it has stopped support to switch the voice and video calls.
If user is in an audio call and wanted to convert it into video call in WhatsApp, you couldn’t do it quickly. To do so, one has to hung up the audio call and make the video call which is really a tedious process.
But, this new great feature of quick switch button to video call does this job easily and quickly. Once user tap the button, a request will be sent to the receiver. If the other person or receiver accepts the request, then the audio call will automatically convert into video call.
The new update also shows that a new layout for the GIF button and also a new option to manage groups which enables the group admin to demote or remove a person from a group.
Last month, WhatsApp mistakenly rolled out the new feature in a beta update. WaBetainfo also told that the whatsapp accidentally activated the private reply feature that allows the users to send messages privately in individual or group chats.
In a tweet, WABetaInfo, said, “In the new WhatsApp beta for Windows Phone 2.17.344 the private reply feature is disabled. Probably WhatsApp has wrongly enabled in it 2.17.342.”