Here's Upcoming Features Update in the Whatsapp

WhatsApp has been working on several new features because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up finally making it on par with its less popular but technically superior competitors. 

1. Recover Message

It’s fairly common for WhatsApp users to accidentally delete messages, so it’s great that WhatsApp will now be allowing users to recover these messages.

The confusion between messages that you delete for yourself and ones that are deleted for everyone can often cause users to choose the wrong option. This new feature might help reduce the likelihood of such accidents with all things having been considered and taken into account. 

This might not be the most dramatic feature that WhatsApp has developed as of late, but these updates are best when they tackle small scale problems that users would only notice once they are solved.

2. More participants in voice calls

WhatsApp has announced that the company is increasing the group voice call limit to up to 32 people. At present, only 8 people can be added to a group call. This brings the instant messaging platform closer to the other chat apps like Telegram, which has no limit on the number of people you can add to a group voice chat. It is worth noting that the limit for video calls remains the same.

3. Chat filters

WhatsApp introduced chat filters to business account users a while ago, and now according to a report from the WABetainfo, the company is working on bringing the chat filter feature to the standard user accounts. As you can see in the screenshot, once the feature rolls out users will be able to filter chats by unread chats, contacts, non-contacts, and groups. 

This will be a welcome addition since currently, users can only find chats by tapping the Search button in the three-dot menu and searching for individual messages. The chat filter option will make it even easier to find the desired message by filtering chat messages by groups and criteria.

4. Polls

It looks like users will get the ability to create polls on WhatsApp in a future update. As you can see in the screenshot, users can create group polls and add up to twelve options to them. A similar feature has been spotted in the WhatsApp desktop client as well. Seems like WhatsApp is widely testing the Group Poll feature. It is unfortunately unknown when this feature is going to land on the stable version. 

5. Profile photos in message notifications

WhatsApp is also working on a feature where message notifications will include the profile pictures of the sender. As you can see in the screenshot, when you receive a message from your contacts or groups, the notification will have the profile photo on the lock screen as well as the notification centre. The feature may not seems like a huge addition, but it’ll make it easier to quickly identify who has sent the message without ever needing to open WhatsApp.