Messaging platform WhatsApp, owned by Meta, is by far the most popular messaging app in the world. It has more than 2 billion (200 crore) users around the globe.
WhatsApp is known for provide regular updates, giving users the ability to try out new features. As it continues to evolve constantly adding new features, there are some new features which are expected to be added to it in 2022.
Time-Limit For Deleting Messages
WhatsApp is reportedly changing the time-limit for users to delete their messages. Currently, WhatsApp allows users to delete messages that are up to 1 hour, 8 minutes, and 16 seconds old. Now, the company has been spotted testing a time-limit of 7 days and 8 minutes.
Earlier, it was reported that WhatsApp is removing a time-limit for deleting messages, but that seems to have changed, according to the latest development.
Playback Controls For Audio Messages
WhatsApp is all set to allow users to adjust the playback speed of audio messages. Users will be able to increase the playback speed by 2x on voice notes. However, users will still not be able to reduce the playback speed.
Privacy Setting For Last Seen, Profile Photo
Whatsapp is reportedly testing a feature that will allow users to hide their Last Seen, profile photo, and Status from specific contacts. WhatsApp currently gives users three options - to show their Status, Profile Picture, and Last Seen to “Everyone," “Nobody," and “My Contacts."
However, it will add a new option, “My Contacts…Except," and will allow users to select who all to hide their last seen status and profile picture from.
WhatsApp is also bringing an in-app photo editor, starting with WhatsApp Web. The company announced the feature officially earlier in November 2021, saying that it is working on bringing the photo editor to WhatsApp web.
With the new feature, users will be able to add stickers and text or crop and rotate their photos from any WhatsApp screen.
Sticker Maker For Mobile App
After the company launched the new sticker-maker for WhatsApp web, there are reports of the same coming for the mobile app. Currently, WhatsApp only allows users to send stickers using pre-loaded or third-party sticker packs.
However, a recent report in 91Mobiles hints that the company may allow iOS and Android users to create their own stickers soon.