New Update WhatsApp Messenger - Stable and Beta updates

Ink

Administrator
Thread author
Verified
Staff Member
Jan 8, 2011
22,490
  • WhatsApp is working on a new file-sharing system like Android’s Quick Share and Apple’s AirDrop.
  • It’ll allow WhatsApp users in close proximity to share files with each other.
  • It looks like file-sharing using the new “People nearby” option in WhatsApp will be end-to-end encrypted.
 

silversurfer

Level 85
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,535
The Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp is working on a media upload quality option, allowing users to share photos and videos in their preferred quality by default. WABetaInfo discovered the underdevelopment feature in WhatsApp beta for Android 2.24.5.6, which is now available through the Google Play Beta Program.


 

silversurfer

Level 85
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,535
WhatsApp has started rolling out the ability to quickly forward or rewind a video in its instant messaging app. You can double tap on the right or left side of the screen to quickly move forward or backward in a video by 10 seconds.

The feature, which has been under testing for a while now, works similarly to how you can forward or rewind a video in streaming apps like Netflix and YouTube. The ability to forward/rewind a video is now shipped with WhatsApp's latest update for iOS available on the App Store.
 

silversurfer

Level 85
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,535
WhatsApp has started rolling out its Favorites feature to some testers running WhatsApp beta for Android 2.24.7.18, WABetaInfo reports, adding the update is available through the Google Play Beta Program.

As the name suggests, the feature lets you mark important contacts and groups as favorites within the Calls tab. These contacts are easily accessible in a separate section in the Calls tab. This new addition might save some valuable time as you don't need to scroll down to find people's names in the call log or type it in the Contact list.
 

silversurfer

Level 85
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,535
WhatsApp appears to be working on a picture-in-picture mode for videos to enhance the video-watching experience on the instant messaging app. WABetaInfo discovered the in development feature in WhatsApp beta for iOS version 24.6.10.74.

A screenshot suggests that the picture-in-picture mode in WhatsApp will let you watch videos in a small pop-up window while navigating through parts of the app. WhatsApp already has picture-in-picture mode you can use during video calls to send messages, reply to other users, or navigate through the app.
 

silversurfer

Level 85
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,535

Find Messages Faster with Chat Filters​

Opening WhatsApp and finding the right conversation should feel quick, seamless, and simple. As people increasingly do more on WhatsApp, it’s more important than ever before to be able to get to your messages fast. That’s why today we’re launching new Chat Filters so you can do that without having to scroll through your full inbox.

To start, you can choose between three filters that will appear at the top of your chat list: All, Unread, Groups, which can be selected with just a tap:
  • All: The default view of all your messages.
  • Unread: Perfect for when you want to see which conversations you need to catch up on or respond to. It shows messages that are either marked by you as unread or haven’t been opened yet, so you can prioritize your responses.
  • Groups: A highly requested feature, now all your group chats will be organized in one place, making it easier to find your favorite ones whether it’s your weekly family dinner discussion or planning your next vacation. This will also show subgroups of Communities.
 

silversurfer

Level 85
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,535

WhatsApp reportedly working on an in-app dialer for its messaging app​

WhatsApp is expected to add a new in-app dialer to its instant messaging app in a future update, according to WABetaInfo. While analyzing WhatsApp beta for Android v2.24.9.28, the website found that an in-app dialer is currently under development.


 

silversurfer

Level 85
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,535

WhatsApp Communities gets an event planner, replies to announcement groups​

WhatsApp has announced two new features for Communities. The instant messaging app now lets you create events in group chats that are part of a community. The feature, which makes it easier to set up virtual meetings or plan birthday parties on WhatsApp, was spotted under testing earlier this month.

Users who are part of a community group chat can create an event, which will get pinned at the top of the chat thread and also accessible via the group's information page, according to WhatsApp. Other users attending the event can respond to it and know who else is going. They will get automatic notifications as the event's date and time get close. WhatsApp said the events feature will roll out to all groups in the coming months.
Source: WhatsApp Communities gets an event planner, replies to announcement groups - Neowin

 

silversurfer

Level 85
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,535
A future update to WhatsApp might help those who get intimidated after seeing a huge number of unread messages every day. The Meta-owned messaging platform is working on an option to clear unread message count, WABetaInfo discovered in WhatsApp beta for Android v2.24.11.13, which is now available through the Google Play Beta program.

A screenshot of the feature suggests WhatsApp will add a new toggle button "Clear unread when app opens" to the Notifications page. When turned on, it will automatically reset the unread message notifications every time the user opens WhatsApp.


 

silversurfer

Level 85
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,535
A new feature in development under WhatsApp's roof will let you generate profile photos using artificial intelligence. WABetaInfo discovered the AI profile photos feature in the recently released WhatsApp beta for Android v2.24.11.17, now available through the Google Play Beta Program.

According to a supposed screenshot of the feature shared by the website, you can describe the type of profile picture you want to generate by giving text prompts to the instant messaging app. The feature can help create unique and personalized profile photos reflecting the personality, interests, and moods.



 

silversurfer

Level 85
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,535
A new chat filter option could make its way to WhatsApp in a future update. The instant messaging app has started rolling out the "Favorites" filter in the Chats tab, according to WABetaInfo, which spotted the unreleased feature in WhatsApp Beta for Android v2.24.12.7.

WhatsApp's Favorites filter is available to some beta testers and will roll out to more users in the coming days. The company has been working on the feature for quite some time now. It lets users easily access important conversations and group chats by marking them as favorites.


 

silversurfer

Level 85
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,535
WhatsApp has been readying various improvements for the Status updates feature in the Updates tab. The instant messaging app is already working on a redesigned user interface featuring vertical thumbnails for Status updates, currently available to beta testers.

According to WABetaInfo, the company has started rolling out a new ranking system for Status updates to some beta testers running recent Android beta versions of the instant messaging app. WhatsApp's Status ranking system is designed to prioritize and reorder updates from specific contacts based on various factors, making them appear first on the list.

WhatsApp ranks Status updates depending on who you contact frequently, your pinned chats, and recently messaged contacts. It also gives priority to the Status updates that are about to expire. The feature is meant to figure out which contacts have a higher level of interaction, importance, immediacy, and relevance, and reorder the updates accordingly.
 

silversurfer

Level 85
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,535
WhatsApp is making some upgrades to its video calling feature which will roll out over the next few weeks on mobile and desktop. The instant messaging app is trying to make the video calling experience better for sessions with multiple users.

A feature called Speaker Spotlight will automatically highlight the person speaking in the video call and put them first on the screen. The company will also let you share your screen with an audio feed during video calls, which can be ideal for watching videos together.

WhatsApp is also streamlining the participant limit for video calls. Now all platforms, including desktop and mobile, where WhatsApp is available can have video calls with a maximum of 32 participants.

 

silversurfer

Level 85
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,535
WhatsApp is working to improve the video calling experience for its users in a future update. WABetaInfo reports that the instant messaging platform is readying some AR (Augmented Reality) call effects and filters you can use during video calls.

The unreleased feature was spotted in development in WhatsApp beta for Android v2.24.13.14, now available through the Google Play Beta Program. The website said that the feature is not yet available to testers but provided a screenshot hinting at how it might work on WhatsApp.
 

silversurfer

Level 85
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,535
WhatsApp is testing one more feature to improve the video notes or instant video messages experience. The instant messaging platform is working on a new video notes mode in the camera UI, WABetaInfo reports.

The unreleased feature is in the works for both Android and iOS, as per the website. WhatsApp is rolling out the video notes mode to some testers in the latest versions of WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS.
 

silversurfer

Level 85
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,535
WhatsApp continues to improve its generative AI-powered assistant Meta AI. A new feature spotted in development on WhatsApp beta for Android v2.24.14.20 will allow Meta AI to reply to your photos and edit them, WABetaInfo reports.

Meta AI will be able to analyze the photos you feed it and identify objects or tell you what's going on. As per the website, WhatsApp is testing a new button to let you manually share photos with Meta AI. The AI chatbot will also be able to edit those photos based on the text prompts you provide.

Note that you will be able to delete the photos you upload to Meta AI through WhatsApp. The feature is currently in the works and might arrive in a future version of the instant messaging app. It's not available to any beta testers yet.
 

silversurfer

Level 85
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,535
WhatsApp is working to improve its instant messaging apps by adding new camera controls. WABetaInfo reports that the Meta-owned company has started rolling out improved zoom controls for the camera UI on Android.

The feature is available as part of WhatsApp beta for Android 2.24.15.3 through the Google Play Beta program. It sits at the bottom of the screen near the option to switch between front and rear cameras. You can access WhatsApp's camera UI by going to a personal or group chat, and then tap on the Camera button near the text field.

New zoom controls are being tested on WhatsApp after several years. The instant messaging app already offers the ability to zoom in and zoom out while recording since 2016. You can press and hold the camera button and swipe up or down to adjust the zoom levels, however, the recording stops when you lift your finger. There is no way to change the zoom when you're recording a video.

The new button aims to improve the experience by allowing you to adjust zoom precisely without interrupting the recording. The website notes that you can set a desired zoom level before taking a photo or while recording a video, adding that a pinch-to-zoom gesture at least once may be required to make the button visible.
 

silversurfer

Level 85
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,535
Focusing on your favorites just got a lot easier on WhatsApp. Starting today, you can quickly find the people and groups that matter most at the top of your calls tab and as a filter for your chats.

Whether it’s your family group chat or your best friend, your ‘favorites’ will be the same across your chats and calls, so you can speed dial them from your calls tab too.

To add to your ‘favorites’:
  • From your chats screen, select the ‘favorites’ filter, and select your contacts or groups there.
  • From the calls tab, tap ‘Add favorite’ and select your contacts or groups.
  • Or, simply manage your ‘favorites’ in your settings by going to Settings > Favorites > Add to Favorites, and you can reorder them at any time.
We’re rolling out to users today, and will be available to everyone in the coming weeks.

448702344_1018244046638581_1099921058335594872_n.jpg
 

About us

  • MalwareTips is a community-driven platform providing the latest information and resources on malware and cyber threats. Our team of experienced professionals and passionate volunteers work to keep the internet safe and secure. We provide accurate, up-to-date information and strive to build a strong and supportive community dedicated to cybersecurity.

User Menu

Follow us

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to know first about the latest cybersecurity incidents and malware threats.

Top