In its latest feature update, the instant messaging app WhatsApp is working on a new tab dedicated to its upcoming Communities feature that would list all the Communities a user is a part of, as per details shared by a feature tracker WABetaInfo. Additionally, WABetaInfo has shared another feature that would allow users to pause and resume voice recordings on the latest beta versions.
Some of the upcoming features of WhatsApp’s Witten in his recent blog.
Reactions – Emoji reactions are coming to WhatsApp so people can quickly share their opinion without flooding chats with new messages.
Admin Delete – Group admins will be able to remove errant or problematic messages from everyone’s chats.
File-Sharing – Increasing file sharing to support files up to 2 gigabytes so people can easily collaborate on projects.
Larger Voice Calls –Introduce one-tap voice calling for up to 32 people with an all-new design for those times when talking live is better than chatting.
Android users who signed for the beta version of the messaging app can update to version 126.96.36.199 to try the new feature, WABetaInfo informed. This latest version will enable users to have a new feature to show voice waveforms when a user records a voice note. The ability to pause and resume voice recordings should eventually roll out to all users on the stable update channel once beta testing is complete, it said.
“The data shared (banning of 18.58 lakh accounts)…highlights the number of Indian accounts banned by WhatsApp between 1 January 2022 – 31 January 2022 using the aforementioned abuse detection approach, which also includes action taken in furtherance to negative feedback received from users via our ‘Report’ feature,” said WhatsApp’s India Monthly Report under the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2022. The company identifies Indian accounts via ISD code 91 prefixed before the 10-digit mobile number.