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New features to roll out for WhatsApp

Jan 22, 2019 POSTED IN BusinessDesignLifestyleTech BY blogger
Jan 2019

WhatsApp will be soon adding a host of new features from fingerprint lock, stickers integration, 3D Touch action for Status, and more. Thanks to early beta testing, here are some WhatsApp upcoming features that you can expect soon in your app. These features will be available for both Android and iOS users. 

WhatsApp keeps testing array of features but not every feature necessarily makes it to the final build. 

Now, alleged ‘concept’ images of the upcoming feature have been spotted online, giving us a glimpse of how the WhatsApp Dark Mode may look like. WABetaInfo has posted screenshots of the ‘concept’ of WhatsApp for Android with a Dark Mode on Twitter. It is noteworthy to state here that it is not for the first time that we have come across the WhatsApp Dark Mode images. 

As the name suggests, the feature will turn the background of WhatsApp chats dark. It will be similar to dark Mode feature already available on YouTube, Twitter, Google Maps and other apps.

According to previous reports, users will have to manually switch it on whenever need be. Other reports suggest that WhatsApp could also add an option in which dark Mode automatically gets activated according to the time set by the user.

WhatsApp is also working on a fingerprint unlock technology that would make chats more secure and private. Just like how the technology works for a phone, WhatsApp’s fingerprint unlock will help the users unlock the chat app using their fingerprint. To access the fingerprint unlock feature, WhatsApp users will have to go into Privacy settings and enable the Authentication. Once the fingerprint authentication is enabled, you will have to unlock the app every time you open it by clicking on its notification, or on its icon.

As a backup method, WhatsApp will also add the support PIN support. User can use the phone’s PIN to unlock the app. The feature will work on Android phones that have a fingerprint scanner and run Android Marshmallow software or a newer version of Android.