Brilliant WhatsApp Features Upcoming in 2023

Feb 12, 2023

Brilliant WhatsApp Features Upcoming in 2023

We cannot imagine a few minutes of our life without WhatsApp, a meta-owned messaging chat easing communication locally as well as globally. With the boldest move of launching WhatsApp business, this brand is sure to lead in business communications. Enabling you to carry forward customer conversations professionally and proficiently. 

The popular messaging app WhatsApp is undergoing various upgrades to keep up with user trends by adding value to its app in terms of offering an optimal messaging experience. In 2022, WhatsApp introduced various user front updates and features like: Avatars, Message Yourself, Communities, WhatsApp polls, larger group video calling (up to 32 people) and many others.


Let’s take you through some brilliant WhatsApp features that you can expect in 2023:

WhatsApp mobile updates 2023

1. Kept Messages: Whats app a year ago released a delete message feature, where a sender was able to delete the message he/she sent within a stipulated time frame. This was a great feature update that got the users talking highly about it. On the flip side, users are now curious to keep some messages that the sender cannot delete. Therefore, WhatsApp plans to initiate a feature of kept message where once you send the message and if the opposite person log presses the message and chooses “Kept messages”, then you cannot delete the message whatsoever.

2. Chat Transfer: A much-awaited revolutionary WhatsApp feature that the world has been longing for. This will empower none technical users to easily transfer chats and content especially when you change your handset. Though there are many 3rd party software that can help with this, an in-house chat transfer button can’t get any better. Additionally, you need not take up monthly or weekly backups. 

3. View Once Text: WhatsApp had already launched this feature for images and videos where the sender while sending the media can opt for view once so that the receiver of the message can only view the media once and then it disappears. This identical feature will be soon available for text messages too.

4. Blocking Shortcut: This feature of WhatsApp is a boon to its users. People can now block messages from unknown people from their notification centre itself. This basically means, no need to open the WhatsApp chat of any unknown person.

5. Proxy Connection: There are a few countries where WhatsApp is banned. To use WhatsApp in those countries is next to impossible. But now, users who wish to use WhatsApp in these countries can do so through Proxy Connection. Even when you are not connected to the internet, using WhatsApp is possible via Proxy Connect. This feature is a blessing for many who are avid travellers where connectivity is still maintained globally.

6. E-Commerce on WhatsApp: E-Commerce is flourishing everywhere be it on your laptops or mobile phones. WhatsApp is all set to participate in this e-commerce race where customers can view and purchase products on the app itself. This also serves as an opportunity for small businesses to leverage this WhatsApp store facility giving them an online kickstart. With the introduction of whats app payment methods, payments also cant be streamlined without app switching, making it a holistic e-commerce platform. 

7. Picture in Picture mode for iOS: This feature is already there in all android devices. But it will soon be introduced on iOS devices soon. This feature allowed users to operate WhatsApp simultaneously while watching Pictures or a movie or any series on another application.

8. Character Limit for Group Description and Subject: The number of characters for both the group subject line and description was limited which doesn’t empower users to share more information. Fortunately, with this new feature update users will be exposed to a higher character limit. The subject character has been increased from 25 to 100 and the description characters from 512 to 2048. A user will now be able to describe the group with more ease.
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9. Sending images in their original quality: A concern for various users, WhatsApp didn’t allow media sharing in original quality as it had an upper cap limit to images and sizes. Soon, this may change, as WhatsApp is now on the verge of launching this excellent new feature to let users send photographs in their original resolution. 

10. Schedule WhatsApp calls: WhatsApp is working on the ability to let users schedule calls in group chats, WABetaInfo reported. This brilliant feature will aid users in scheduling calls in advance with other group members, adding more ease and adaptability to the way they communicate.
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11. Android users can share up to 100 media items: WhatsApp is considering extending the limit on the number of media items that can be shared within chats at a given time. WABetaInfo reported, that WhatsApp is planning to roll out the ability to share up to 100 media items within chats for Android users. Expect it soon on your device.
(Information source: WhatsApp to let Android users share up to 100 media items: Report | Technology News | Inshorts)


WhatsApp Desktop updates 2023

1. Screen Lock for WhatsApp Desktop: WhatsApp web was not living up to its word of privacy as the desktop version was not password protected. This means anyone who has logged in and has access to WhatsApp for the web would be visible to one and all who access the machine. But now there is a new feature on WhatsApp web where a user can put a screen lock for all the linked devices on WhatsApp Web. This feature enables the safety and privacy of WhatsApp chat and media. 

2. Call Tab on WhatsApp Web: You are able to answer WhatsApp calls and video calls from your desktop/laptop. Here, additionally, the web version will have the call tab included where you can access the call log. With this call button addition, users can keep track of the calls they do on WhatsApp Web even when they are working on their respective desktops.

As always, 2023 WhatsApp feature updates are set to take the market by storm delivering a high-user chat experience. Similarly, iDigitize Infotech LLP a Web developmentAndroid App Development and Digital marketing agency delivers value-driven digital marketing solutions tailored to your business needs and goals. 

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