WhatsApp to offer PIP mode and private reply in groups features soon


More than 1 billion people in over 180 countries use WhatsApp to stay in touch with friends and family, anytime and anywhere. Serving its users, WhatsApp Inc. is preparing to add amazing new features, including the option for private responses in groups, tap to unblock and a picture-in-picture mode as well. WABetaInfo leaked the information. WABetaInfo states these characteristics are being experimented on the beta version of the application, though not all beta users can see this presently.

WABetaInfo has leaked screenshots of the new specialties. It seems that long pressing on the reply option in group chat opens up other opportunities, where ‘Reply privately’ is also recorded. This could further cut down on the confusion in group conversations and will be a lot more helpful for users. Private response means one will not have to leave the group each time they wish to have a private conversation with someone else in the group.

The PIP mode assures that the selected video or a video chat appears as a new window with what looks like a more modern user interface from WhatsApp. WhatsApp is also adding a feature where a user can simply touch on someone’s name to unblock a person.

There is also an ‘Invite via Link’ characteristic in the group info section to join more users. Though, according to the WABetaInfo website, this is a choice visible only to group admins.
It appears iOS users might have the advantage of group calls soon, continues WABetaInfo. Group calls is a characteristic that might act well for WhatsApp’s audience, given that it has 1 billion users. Though how call accuracy, etc. will get ordered in a market like India is something that persists to be seen.

WhatsApp also intends to add a new segment for Admin Settings, which will have two choices: Send messages and Edit group info. We will have to wait and observe how shortly these updates and specialities are rolled out for users, across Android and iOS. WhatsApp is remembered to test a host of characteristics at the same time, and these are moved out slowly.

This Facebook-owned messaging app is now testing services and businesses on the app. Players like BookMyShow, MakeMyTrip, etc. are already sending updates, alerts to their customers on WhatsApp now, rather than relying on traditional SMS. WhatsApp is exploring payments in India and plans to add the United Payments Interface to the app soon.

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A dynamic professional with an experience in sales, business development, client acquisition, client retention in Water Treatment Industry. An engineer by degree, a marketer by heart. He co-founded TeCake in 2014 and serving the company as Associate Editor.

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