WhatsApp news of the week: animated emojis and channels on iOS


If you missed our stories this week about the latest updates to WhatsApp beta for Android, iOS, and Desktop, this is a good time to catch up thanks to our summary. Among the 10 stories we shared, the best news of the week is about animated emojis with Lottie, a new feature under development on WhatsApp Desktop beta!


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  1. WhatsApp released a new feature to improve the media picker feature on iOS beta by implementing a bottom toolbar.
  2. After installing the WhatsApp beta for iOS update, some users may get a redesigned screen lock view.
  3. WhatsApp beta for iOS 23.7.82 was released on the App Store and it brings the sticker maker tool to everyone. Thanks to this feature, users can now create their own stickers using photo cutouts from the photos app.
  4. WhatsApp is now working on bringing channels to the iOS app, a new tool for broadcasting information. We discovered this feature during the development of the WhatsApp beta for iOS update.
  5. We announced that WhatsApp is finally working on introducing animated emojis in order to improve the user messaging experience. Animated emojis are designed by using Lottie, a library that allows designers to create animations. This is the best news of the week:

  1. WhatsApp is releasing minor improvements for the about text within the contacts list, that now appears in a multi-line view. This feature is available for some users after installing the WhatsApp beta for Android update.
  2. A new text editor experience is available for some users after installing the WhatsApp beta for iOS update from the TestFlight app.
  3. The ability to add a description after removing a caption to a forwarded media is available for some beta testers that install the WhatsApp beta for iOS update.
  4. WhatsApp announced that the ability to keep messages from disappearing is rolling out to users, that helps users keep track of important messages.
  5. WhatsApp is working on a redesigned keyboard in order to offer a better user-friendly experience with a clearer interface. This feature was spotted during the development of the WhatsApp beta for Android update and it will be available in the future.

Stay tuned for more news and updates about WhatsApp, coming your way next week!

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