The development team behind Whatsapp had been meticulously working hard to introduce a lot of features to the app so as to make it more intuitive, user friendly and bring different people onboard – both professional and casual users.
Being able to share location when you need it the most is an important update coming to Whatsapp Android and iOS editions soon. Friends can make use of this feature to to find someone who is waiting in a public spot, it can be used to keep your near and dear ones safe when they travel alone or can also be used in business meetings when different people should come together at the same spot. Once you switch on GPS, the feature will share your location to a specific person or a group as required.
Support for More File Types
Whatsapp at the moment has many limitations on file types that you could send and will also support popular formats for photos and videos. The developers are working to remove this restriction so that people who use it as their primary means of communication can send more than just PDF programs. Soon, you will be able to send complicated media types and official files with codes or design layouts through the app. As like many other features, this is yet again targeted towards attracting more professional users onboard.
Lossless Image Compression
By default, whenever you send a picture or a bunch of photographs through Whatsapp on Android or iOS, it will compress it to the least possible size so as to get it across. However, for people who work in the media industry where they send tons of fashion photography, event stills and social media related posts, the compression do affect the quality of the image. The team is working on creating a lossless compression format which will improvise the service and get those images across without affecting their original quality.
Delete for Everyone
Revoke, delete or recall – whatever people like to call the feature, Whatsapp developers have missed one of the most important and basic features everyone would ask for. When you send a text message to the wrong recipient or shared a personal photograph in an official group, there should be an option that deletes the message from the server. Whatsapp has had it for a while and is now being revamped so that the text is removed not only from the app interface but also from the notification center.
Following the path of Twitter and Facebook, Whatsapp on iOS and Android will soon receive verified business seal. Rather than keeping it as a personal communication medium, the team wants to convert it into a platform of choice for marketing campaigns. In order to avoid spam, they will soon roll out verified business option so that popular brands and service providers can verify their authenticity. It also allows companies to provide better customer service to their patrons by being prompt and easily available whenever they need assistance.
Automatic Contact Info
In the near future, you will be able to see who is calling or messaging you with the help of Whatsapp contact card. Unidentified contacts sometimes waste a lot of time and you may even miss to reply to important messages. When you click on the contact card of an unknown number, it will provide the information available in their database.
Apart from the major changes, Whatsapp iOS and Android will also add some simple tweaks like modifying the icon during a call, dark mode, new verified business icon and many more. The features may get rolled out one at a time in the following months.
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