WhatsApp news of the week: disappearing messages and macOS app

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What happened this week? If you didn’t have time to read our stories posted this week about the recent updates of WhatsApp beta for Android, iOS, and Desktop, this is the right time to do it thanks to our summary. The best news of the week is about disappearing messages and the development of the new macOS app!

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WHATSAPP NEWS OF THE WEEK
  • WhatsApp has rolled out small UI changes when creating text status updates to some users after installing the recent WhatsApp beta for Android 2.22.11.13 update.
  • The recent WhatsApp beta for Android 2.22.11.11 update brings information about a new feature under development: the ability to set multiple chats to disappear at once, available in the future.
  • Another update of WhatsApp beta for Android brings some information about a new introduction to disappearing messages, available in a future update.
  • We have published the first screenshot of the new WhatsApp for macOS app, in particular how to link your mobile phone to the new app when it will be released. This is surely the best news of the week:

  • We have announced that WhatsApp is working on a redesigned security page for a future update of WhatsApp Desktop beta. Since the revamped security page has been recently introduced on WhatsApp beta for Android, it may be released on WhatsApp Desktop very soon.
  • We have discovered that WhatsApp is planning to release chat filters to standard WhatsApp accounts in the future.
  • WhatsApp is also working on a new message reply shortcut to introduce in their web/desktop client in a future update.
  • Another news about text status updates: WhatsApp is working on introducing rich previews when sharing a link as a text status update, available in the future.

Stay tuned for more WhatsApp news and updates coming next week!

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