6 WhatsApp new features coming soon

WhatsApp Messenger is a freeware and cross-platform instant messaging service for smartphones. More than 1 billion people in over 180 countries use WhatsApp to stay in touch with friends and family, anytime and anywhere.

There are continuous enhancements being done to make WhatsApp the best instant messaging app.

Few of those which you may be using soon are:

YouTube Integration

The most recent feature found on WhatsApp for iOS beta version is YouTube integration. The feature lets you view YouTube videos without leaving the app via a picture-in-picture mode.

whatsapp YouTube integration


UPI based money transaction

UPI or Unified Payment Interface is another feature that could reach millions of WhatsApp users in India. The feature will let them transfer money without any hassle. The company, for now, is in talks with the government about UPI integration.

whatsapp new features

Message recall Feature

This feature was first spotted in December 2016 in a beta version of iOS. However, the feature is yet to see the light of the day. This will let users pull back messages that have been already sent.

message recall whatsapp

Live-location sharing

Live location sharing is another feature that was spotted earlier this year on WhatsApp for iOS beta version but has not been rolled out to the masses yet. The feature could let users share live location for 1 minute, 2 minutes, 5 minutes or indefinitely.

whatsapp new features

Number change Notification

Earlier this year, it was reported that WhatsApp beta for Windows Phone came with a nifty feature that sends a notification to all the WhatsApp contacts when a user changes his/her number, making the whole process less cumbersome. We are yet to see a widespread rollout of the feature.

Edit ‘sent’ messages

This feature will be similar to the ‘recall’ functionality said to be coming to WhatsApp soon. However, this will go a step further and allow users to edit specific parts of a message ‘sent’ instead of recalling the entire text. This feature was spotted in one of the WhatsApp beta version back January this year.

how to edit sent whatsapp messages

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