New WhatsApp Features
Meta has revealed new WhatsApp features 2023 which will make your life easier. WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging platforms in the world that often brings new features.
While some of them bring much-needed quality-of-life changes, many of them add new features to the app. From sending photos in HD to Discord-like voice chats in groups. Here are some of the latest WhatsApp features that can boost your productivity and overall user experience.
Screen sharing on video calls
Earlier this month, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the ability to share screens during a video call. Using the new feature, users can easily share their screen with others regardless of their platform. It’s really easy if you want to display something on your screen. But don’t want to resort to apps like Google Meet, Zoom, Discord or Skype.
To share your screen on WhatsApp, start a video call with a person or group of people and tap the share icon that appears at the bottom of the screen. Once you allow the app to record your screen, it will be visible to all participants in the call.
Send HD Photos
However, when it comes to texting, WhatsApp may be the preferred platform for billions. But recently it did not allow users to share photos in HD. This was really frustrating as users had to rely on a third party app to send photos.
But in a recent update, the instant messaging platform added an option to send photos in HD and said it will soon introduce an option to send videos in HD as well.
To send photos in HD, open a chat and select the photo you want to share. Tap the button that appears on the bar at the top of the photo sharing screen and you’re ready to go. One thing to note here is that WhatsApp sends compressed images by default so you have to tap on the button whenever you want to send images in HD.
Group Voice Call
Similar to Discord’s Voice Chat and Twitter Spaces, WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature called Voice Chats for those people. Who wants to talk to others in the group.
While WhatsApp’s group call feature gave voice to everyone in the group, the new Voice Chats feature sends a silent notification. Unlike group calls that require you to manually add members. The new feature lets you join or leave a call whenever you want.
This is useful if you don’t want to disturb others and want to interact with group participants. Whenever someone starts a voice chat. The group icon will automatically change to a waveform icon and display a connect button.
WhatsApp now lets you edit media captions. This functionality works just like editing a message in the messaging app. A feature that lets you edit messages up to 15 minutes after they’ve been sent.
To edit media captions after sending them, tap on the media message with the caption and you’ll see an edit button. As seen when editing text messages.
Create Groups Without Names
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new standard of living for WhatsApp. It allows users to quickly create groups without naming them. Instead of users manually naming a group, WhatsApp will automatically name groups with up to 6 participants based on the people in the group.
The company also explained that if someone is not in your contact list, they will only be able to see your phone number. Also, the names in the group will be removed from your contact list.
WhatsApp is still rolling out some of the above features. So it may take some time for them to be available on your version.