WhatsApp is testing new features for its services: Reports

Whatsapp is testing many new features for its services

According to reports, the facebook- owned company WhatsApp is testing a number of new features for its messaging service for iOS, Android and Web users.

The messaging app is testing Tap to Unblock, Shake to Report, Private Replies in groups, Picture in Picture and a lot more. Notably, it is soon planning to bring all of them to the stable version of WhatsApp.


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As per reports, the company is also testing a standalone app called whatsapp business.This app will mainly focus at increasing communication between businesses and customer.

According to a WABetaInfo — WhatsApp beta version for iOS, Android, Windows and also Web have already received these features in the latest version.

The reports have revealed that WhatsApp for web 2.7315 version gets with two new features like — Private Replies and Picture-in-Picture.

On the other hand, WhatsApp app version — 2.17.424, 2.17.436 and 2.17.437 are upgraded with three new features, which are — Tap to unblock a user, New invite via a link and Shake to report.

Given the fact that these features are now available for the Web and app WhatsApp versions — there are high chances that all the features will be come to the app’s stable version as well.

Talking about the features that the messaging app is testing — Private Replies — this feature — as the name suggests, will let users reply privately to a person within a group.

The second one Picture-in-Picture feature will let you have a video chat with your friend and simultaneously message someone else — basically multitask.

In the latest version — there is a separate option to block someone – but, to unlock a contact — you’ll need to head over to the setting option > blocked contacts > and then unblock the contact. With the new Tap to unblock a user feature — WhatsApp is trying to make things easy and simpler.

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