WhatsApp instant messaging application continues its development to provide new applications to its users. Here it is waiting for you.
After you start making changes to messages you’ve already sent or locking chats to your liking, WhatsApp is testing new features.
The site WABetaInfo found these features being used in the instant messaging service’s latest beta updates for Android. At the moment, no official information has been communicated by WhatsApp, but these innovations may be launched in the coming months.
The feature will allow WhatsApp users to choose a unique name for their account, similar to other apps like Twitter. Remember that today, it is necessary to find the phone number of an interlocutor in order to add it to the conversation.
According to the WABetaInfo site, conversations initiated using a username will be end-to-end encrypted, a feature that “adds additional privacy to their account,” allowing a user to be identified by their name and not their phone number.
For now, this functionality is still under development and will be offered to beta testers, who will be responsible for testing a computer product before its possible release, in a future update of the app.
Some beta testers have found that after installing the latest WhatsApp for Android beta updates, they can share screen content during video calls.
All you have to do is press the button in a dedicated section to activate the option, then “everything that appears on your screen will be recorded and shared with the recipient”, for example in Microsoft Teams. Again, a future update should allow everyone to access it.
Another potential new feature in the beta versions is archiving levels. This feature allows businesses to archive positions, allowing them to share interim information.
Currently these will disappear after 24 hours and then they can be shared. However, according to the WABetaInfo site, this functionality seems to be limited to business accounts.