In a recent development, WhatsApp has released several new beta updates to test the upcoming features. These updates bring a new video call shortcut and introduce a new feature to more WhatsApp beta testers, to get notified when unknown business accounts contact you.
According to the latest info (via-Wabetainfo), the company is now rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program. The new update comes with version number 184.108.40.206 and mentions that it is currently working on a new feature called Reaction Notifications.
In the previous, WhatsApp has stated that it is working on message reaction. Meanwhile, they enabled the feature incorrectly and then promptly removed the feature in the WhatsApp beta for the Android 220.127.116.11 update. Hence beta testers can test the feature temporarily, even if sending responses doesn’t work.
But now, with this update, WhatsApp is working on a way to manage reaction notifications in chats and groups, planned to be released in a future update.
In this screenshot, you can see that you will be able to manage response notifications for individual chat threads and group chats as well when the feature to respond to messages will be available in a future update.
Currently, there is no information about when the company will release this feature through a new update.
Latest WhatsApp Android Beta introduces new shortcut for stickers forwarding!
On June 23, Whatsapp introduced a new way to forward official stickers packs to your contact and groups. In the recent development, WhatsApp has released another beta update for Android users with version number 18.104.22.168. This new update brings a shortcut to quickly forward a sticker in Whatsapp.
Here a question arises that why WhatsApp is introducing this shortcut? Why was it needed? As WhatsApp already allows users to forward messages and sticker to any contact and group. But, the problem with this is that when you forward a sticker, the first thing you have to do is save the stickers. Otherwise, you cannot forward it.
But now with (via- WABetaInfo) this new feature, you can send stickers to any contact without saving them. Also, a good thing is that you will not see the option of a ‘Forward the sticker’ message.
To be noted, this feature is currently available for beta testers and those who install the latest WhatsApp for Android. It will soon release to the public through a stable update.
Aside from this, WhatsApp is always updating something new in the chat section or especially for Stickers. In the previous beta update, it is described that WhatsApp is planning to release a message reaction feature in the application.[Read more]
WhatsApp Pay gets NCPI approval for expansion to 40 million Indian users
WhatsApp has received regulative approval from the National Payments Corporation of India (NCPI) to double the number of users offering its payment services in India. This comes as a Facebook-owned company requests that there should be no limit on the number of users it can work with.
Starting using WhatsApp to send and receive money is very easy. It can be used to send and receive money between two bank accounts in a fast and secure manner and with this expansion, the company will now be able to serve its 40 million customers, as reported by Reuters.
Not everyone has access to WhatsApp Pay yet and when the service was first launched, only 20 million of its 400 million users in India had this feature. That number has expanded from the 10 million user pilot launched earlier last year.
India has imposed a 30% cap on the total volume of UPI transactions processed by third-party app providers, with the aim of preventing large tech companies such as Google and Flipkart from dominating the market.
- WhatsApp will soon let users to react messages
- New WhatsApp Messenger (Android) Stable/Beta released
WhatsApp’s massive 500-million-person user base will allow the app to suppress competition with its already stronghold in the instant messaging market if WhatsApp Pay is made available to all of its users.
WhatsApp will soon let users to react messages
A few months back, we heard that WhatsApp is working on a new feature called message reaction, which allows users to express their feelings through a specific message. Currently, we have seen this new feature on Instagram, Twitter, iMessage, and more.
But now, according to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is planning to soon release a message reactions feature in the application. In the future, this feature will allow you to react to messages like Instagram. Whether it is a group chat or a personal chat, you can respond to the message, everyone can see who replied to the message, just check the response information.
WhatsApp Message Reactions feature
In the screenshot, it looks like all reactions are placed in the first tab named “All”, then WhatsApp groups that respond to messages with specific emojis, and a separate tab in the middle. Although, users will be able to use any of the 6 emojis to react to specific messages.
Earlier, this feature was discovered during the development of the beta version of WhatsApp for iOS. And now, the company starts its development for Android users. Currently, we don’t have any information about the release date of this feature.
Aside from this, WhatsApp is also developing multiple features through the Google Play Beta program. In the previous beta update, WhatsApp switched the Migrate Media and Edit Media shortcut options as well as released the playback speed feature for audio messages. [Read More]
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