WhatsApp recently submitted some new updates through the Google Play Beta Program: let’s go see together all new features and improvements ..
Is the new group chat size limit here?
In a recent Android beta update, WhatsApp deleted a string that showed the number of the total participants that can join a group (256).
Using WhatsApp you can share a lot of documents, but there are some limitations.
Actually it’s possible to share these file types only: csv, doc, docx, pdf, ppt, pptx, rtf, txt, xls and xlsx.. but following this guide you will be able to share any file or photos/videos without be compressed.
As reported by a tweet in the WABetaInfo Twitter account some weeks ago, WhatsApp is going to use Facebook servers to manage the connection.
Sources told to CNBC that “Facebook is planning to move WhatsApp off IBM’s public cloud”, that means the old infastructure will be completely abandoned.
In the 2.17.5 update, WhatsApp enabled the Status feature, bringing in the same moment the Status and Camera tabs.
Do you like the new UI about the new Status and Camera tab?
If you choose no, you prefer the Contacts tab (and Favorites for iOS).
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) February 27, 2017
This poll shows how many WhatsApp users want the Contacts tab back.
WhatsApp doesn’t seem to be interested to bring back the Contacts tab, but something will change.
WhatsApp is experimenting a new Contact section, on iOS!
It will be available under your status updates!
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) May 11, 2017
As announced on Twitter, WhatsApp is working on a new Status section in order to add back the Contacts list.
In this new Status section, we can also notice a new icon next to “No recent updates” (that will be shown when there aren’t statuses in last 24 hours), a “New Contact” option, that will allow you to quickly add a new contact in your Address Book and, for each contact, the relative About will be shown.
To save space, WhatsApp also thought to add the “See all” button, that will show you all muted statuses.
It’s not sure if WhatsApp is going to add back the Contacts list in Android and Windows Phone versions, but we will investigate in next updates if they will do it.
This new Status section is hidden and it will be enabled in next WhatsApp updates. Note that this section may get improvements or other changes before the official release.
Follow next posts to keep you updated.