[REVIEW] : Discover the new features of the Whatsapp application coming soon
Indeed, if you have an Android smartphone, you may have noticed that it is now possible to react to messages received with emojis, as is already the case on the Messenger application. For other users who have an iPhone and who have updated the application, the new interface allows you to listen to a voice even when you leave the application. This allows you to switch to another application while listening to the voice.
More security and data protection
Mark Zuckerberg announced that the messages will be completely encrypted for more security. He claims that a “seen once” mode will be available soon. There will also be the possibility of activating the ephemeral message mode: “As soon as your interlocutor has seen your message, it will disappear. This will make the app more secure and private for its users.”
Send heavier media
Until now, the sending of media was limited, it will be increased to 2 very soon.
Log in to your account on 4 different devices
The possibility of connecting to your account on any device (computer, iPad, etc.) and without an internet connection.
No more 100 MB limit! WhatsApp is testing a massive update
File sharing with WhatsApp is a less than ideal way to distribute media content. But now, if this latest improvement finds its way into the public version of WhatsApp, then file sharing might get a little better.
One of the major restrictions that users face when trying to share their files is size. Limited to 100MB, users are forced to switch to other platforms if they occasionally want to share larger files while chatting, such as Telegram which already supports up to 2GB of file sharing.
WhatsApp plans to increase file transfer limit
Nowadays, communication has become easier thanks to social networks and messaging services. Moreover, WhatsApp recently announced that it plans to allow its users to send large files of up to 2 GB.
It’s a way for the WhatsApp messaging service to stay at the cutting edge of technology and continue to satisfy its users. Indeed, apart from this substantial increase in the size of files to be sent, the company has recently simplified the listening of voice messages as well as recording. In other words, WhatsApp never stops innovating.
Ability to send a 2GB file
It is true that file transfer has always been possible on WhatsApp, but so far the limit for this document exchange was 100 MB. And many times users have complained about this rather miserly limit. This is one of the reasons why the company plans to increase it. And it is currently experimenting with this feature, allowing a few beta testers to send files up to 2GB in size.
As it is still an experiment, this feature is only compatible from beta version 22.214.171.124 on iOS and Android. At this time, this upgrade is limited to a small number of users in Argentina. Nonetheless, the test suggests that WhatsApp is planning a service-wide change.
A promising experiment
Although this test is still very limited, if it is conclusive, the company may decide to generalize this increase in the size limit and this would be useful to many users. Indeed, this update can really be useful for anyone who wants to share large and high-quality multimedia documents with relatives and colleagues. It is also a way for users to simplify the transfer of a few files between computers.
WhatsApp can also kill two birds with one stone with this feature. Indeed, it can force an upgrade to private document transfer and cloud storage services running under many tighter sized endpoints. WeTransfer’s free service is a good example of this. This one has a transfer limit of 2GB and Box only allows non-paying users to upload documents up to 250MB in size.
These are all the new emojis coming to WhatsApp for Android today
WhatsApp for Android has been updated, including many new emojis that you can use starting today. This is the full list.
The latest version of WhatsApp for Android is now available on Google Play, and with it a collection of new emojiswho are part of Unicode Emoji Standard version 14.0.
All new WhatsApp emojis can be used after installing the latest beta version of the app
These are the new emojis that are coming to WhatsApp from today
As the experts at Emojipedia’s latest beta version of WhatsApp introduces a new collection of emojiswith support for the Emoji 14.0 standard.
This standard introduces new emotes like melting face, heart-shaped hands, salute, ogre, x-ray, crutch, slide, tire and many more. At the time, we had already reviewed the complete list of emojis of the 14.0 standard.
So far, only a few platforms supported the Emoji 14.0 standard, including iOS 15.4 and Android 12L. Since today, WhatsApp is added to the list of supported services and platforms.
Besides including several new emojis, some of them also have support for change in skin toneincluding different combinations as can be seen in the screenshot below, shared by WABetaInfo.
WhatsApp tests sending files up to 2 gigabytes
WhatsApp since 2017 already allows users to send photos, videos or other files in addition to their text messages. But since then, nothing has changed about maximum file size of 100 megabytes. At least so far, it seems.
WABetaInfo has iOS screenshots, from which it appears that in Argentina, tests have been carried out for a few days on files up to 2 gigabytes.
This new boosted limit would be ideal for sending videos that are quite long or in formats with little or no compression. They could still and always be sent securely thanks to WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption.
It is unknown, however, if this new file size limit will be rolled out globally. What we do know, however, is that WhatsApp quite often tests new functions first in a specific area, before making them available everywhere afterwards.