The WhatsApp messaging application, used by more than 1.5 billion people worldwide, will undergo significant changes in the coming months.
Here are the main changes expected:
- Face ID / Touch ID
WhatsApp will offer its fans a new security feature that allows to lock access to the application using Touch ID or face ID.
- Limited transfer of messages
Restrictions on message sharing will be reinforced. Messages can no longer be shared to more than five different recipients. Objective: to fight against the propagation of false information. Until then, a message could be transferred up to 20 times …
- Dark Mode
The “Dark Mode” allows to replace the bottom bench of the application by black so as not to damage too much the eyes. The dark theme also saves the battery of the devices. A black background will consume less energy than a white background.
- Addition control
The messaging application will set up a tool allowing users to control their addition to a chat group. Instead of blocking group administrators, the user can choose who can add it.
- Advertising will land
Like other apps, WhatsApp will soon be showing ads through the “Status” feature. These advertisements, which will have the same form as a message from one of the contacts, will contain a redirect link to the merchant’s website.
- The picture-in-picture video
This new feature allows you to watch a video in a smaller window while using other apps on the smartphone.