8 Upcoming WhatsApp features that you must know about

The Facebook-owned messaging platform, WhatsApp is the most popular and widely used chat platform. It offers unique features for its users. Here are 8 new and upcoming features of WhatsApp.

The integration with Messenger Rooms will support up to 50 people in a video chat. The video conferencing feature allows users to chat with up to 50 concurrent users in a single video call.

With multi-device support, all devices logged in with the account will receive a message. The company was rumoured to launch this feature earlier this week. Even archiving of chats will be in sync across all devices.

WhatsApp has rolled out 138 new emojis in the latest version. These also add new professions such as farmer, chef, painter etc.

The notifications can be annoying, especially if you have joined some active groups. WhatsApp has the mute feature even in the current version but it asks you to temporarily mute the group for a specific period of time. The permanent mute option will help users mute the group for an unlimited period of time.

Adding a new contact to WhatsApp requires you to create a new contact and sync. With the option to scan QR to add a contact, adding a new contact will become much easier.

The animated stickers are the new thing, in addition to GIFs. WhatsApp will introduce four new animated packs for download – Chummy Chum Chum, Rico’s Sweet Life, Bright Days, and Moody Foodies. These stickers can be used to make chat more lively.

WhatsApp will allow users to press and hold a participants video, from a group call of up to 8 people. You can full-screen in a group call to focus on a video call.

WhatsApp already supports handsets running on KaiOS. The company has recently added support for Status update feature in the KaiOS.