Several new features were added to the popular messaging service, WhatsApp in 2018. This year would be no different. You can expect a number of new features coming to WhatsApp in 2019. Here are 8 new updates that you can expect to be added in WhatsApp this year.
1. Consecutive voice messages
This feature will let the users play consecutive voice messages on their phones. The feature will get activated when the app detects two or more voice messages in the same chat window.
2. Vacation mode
WhatsApp is reportedly testing this mode in a beta version of WhatsApp for iOS. The vacation mode is similar to the silent mode, which has already been rolled out to a few customers. The feature archives muted chats for a specific time-period defined by the user.
3. Dark mode
The feature was rumored to come to WhatsApp for Android in the last update. The dark mode will change the background of WhatsApp chat window to a dark mode quite similar to what’s there on the Twitter app right now. The feature has been under development for quite some time. The feature was spotted in the beta version of WhatsApp on Android and iOS platform.
4. Multiple file sharing
WhatsApp users can share a file with two or more contacts from another application. The feature will also let the user preview media files before sending it.
5. Add contacts from WhatsApp
The feature will help users add contacts within WhatsApp itself. The app will allow you to choose the contact and add it to WhatsApp without adding it in your phonebook.
6. Video playback in push notifications
This is another exciting feature that was spotted in testing on iOS. The feature will allow users to play videos when they receive a push notification for a new message.
7. WhatsApp linked accounts
The feature will let you link your account with external services. The feature is designed for WhatsApp Business app users where some of the references are discovered in the regular app as well. Recovering passwords would become much easier with this integration.
8. Sticker search
The sticker search option will make it easier to search for a desired sticker. The search feature is already available for emojis and GIFs.