At the end of 2019, the news has gone viral on WhatsApp New Features. This has kept all WhatsApp users on toes when these features will be added. The anxiety is so much in the air. On this topic, we will be checking out these much talked about features and how to use them. Before I go on, let’s get to know what WhatsApp is for those who do not have a good knowledge of it.
What is WhatsApp?
WhatsApp is a free app on the smartphone such as android, iOS, etc. It is a social media platform where you chat with other users with the use of data. You can send files, Images, free video calls, videos, etc.
Some countries that experience high SMS charges, such as Malaysia, Mexico, and Brazil. About 60% of the population uses WhatsApp for messages. According to the record above 1409 countries and 55.6% of the world uses WhatsApp as an alternative to SMS.
The 5 WhatsApp New Features to Expect in 2020
Below are some of the features you can expect to see on WhatsApp in 2020.
This feature will automatically delete messages after a stipulated time period. Messages are set to be deleted after a certain time, an hour, a day, a week, a month or a year. This feature works in both group chats and one-on-one conversation. Instagram offers this feature too.
Dark mode features change the colors on your screen for a darker appearance. This is one of the most talked-about features expected on WhatsApp especially now that Instagram and WhatsApp are owned by the same company and Instagram has dark mode features.
The information according to WaBetaInfo, the dark mode is ready to be launched this year 2020. The version will be out for both iOS and Android users. Dark mode will be activated manually or switch to it automatically when your phone’s power-saving settings are enabled. Currently, the app is available for users of Android beta users on version 2.20.13. To get the dark mode theme on your WhatsApp to go to settings and click on chats there you will find the dark mode theme.
However, when the dark theme is enabled, every section in your app will be turned to dark colors. Your chat WI turned dark blue. In fact, it is good for your eyes sight, especially at night. It helps control the ray of light entering your eyes.
In the year 2019, Netherlands Facebook Marketing Summit, the company made a presentation demonstrating g how it intends to apply ads into WhatsApp. This will be inserted into WhatsApp Status posts in 2020, with a full-screen promotion that will show in between updates from your contacts.
None Support of some Phones
In 2020, WhatsApp will stop working on a number of Smartphones. Especially Android phones that are running on the Android 2.3.7 operating system and lower versions. Also, on iOS 8 and lower version will no longer be functional with Chat on WhatsApp.
Reverse Image Search
The reverse image search tool will help reveal the original site’s pictures received comes from. This will help combat the spread of fake news through the app. Fake news is easily disseminated on WhatsApp through forwarded messages to other users.