WhatsApp beta for Android 2.19.80: what’s new?
Two new important features under development: Forwarding Info and Frequently Forwarded Messages!https://wabetainfo.com/whatsapp-beta-for-android-2-19-80-whats-new/ …
Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, popular messaging platform WhatsApp is reportedly testing new methods to help users fight the menace of fake news and forwarded messages.
Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Facebook-owned instant messaging platform, WhatsApp, has started taking steps to ensure that it’s not used to spread fake news. The messaging platform has been under the scanner for acting as a platform for spreading unverified news as WhatsApp forwards. However, the company now appears to be clamping down on it by taking new steps.
Building on its efforts to roll out reverse image searching features from within the app, WhatsApp is now testing two new features called “Forwarding Info” and “Frequently Forwarded”. While the former tells users how many times a message they sent has been forwarded, the latter adds a label above a sent message marking it as a “Frequently Forwarded” after it gets forwarded more than four times.
The features were first spotted by WABetaInfo, which claims the features are currently in the development phase, and as of now only available as part of version 2.19.80 of WhatsApp’s Beta Android app. There is no word on whether the features will be rolled out to iOS or not. But since they have already been spotted on Beta on Android, expected them to be ported to iOS soon and be available on all Android devices in the coming weeks.
WhatsApp upcoming features
WhatsApp has adding a number of new features to its platform over the last few months. However, more interesting are the features that currently exist in testing and are scheduled to be added to the stable version of the messaging app in the coming days.
These include a host of new features like a new in-app browser, reverse search of images, new emojis, and status feed. Another interesting feature that is slated to be added to WhatsApp is the Dark Mode.
WhatsApp Dark Mode is definitely one of the most anticipated upcoming WhatsApp features and has been spotted in beta versions on several occasions. The feature is expected to launch with a stable update soon and is essentially changes the app background to black colour from white for less strain on eyes and to save battery life.