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WhatsApp Gains New Text Formatting Options; Here’s How to Use Them

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WhatsApp is rolling out four new text formatting options on top of the four that were already available to use in the messaging app. These include bulleted lists, numbered lists, block quotes, and inline code formats. The new text formatting options are live for all users and on all platforms, including Android, iOS, Windows, Web, and Mac.
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WhatsApp Now Stops Users from Taking Screenshots of Profile Photos

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WhatsApp's latest beta update for Android (version #2.24.4.25) now prevents users from taking screenshots of profile pictures. This feature aims to enhance user privacy and prevent unauthorized sharing of profile photos. The update is currently available for WhatsApp beta users on Android and will roll out to more users in the coming weeks.
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More details reveal how WhatsApp's Interoperability with other apps will work

WhatsApp Interoperability Feature Might Land Sooner Than You Think

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WhatsApp has been developing cross-platform communication for quite some time now. However, now, a new report from Wired has shed some important light on the mechanism. As per the report, we get to know that interoperable chats on WhatsApp will be an opt-in feature. In addition, we also get to know of that WhatsApp will allow different platforms to use different encryption standards if they meet the platform's security standards.
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WhatsApp Will Let You Set Favorite Contacts for Quick Calling

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WhatsApp is working on a feature to choose and set favorite contacts on the app which should appear at the top of the calls tab on the app. This report comes from WABetaInfo which showed a preview of this feature in the latest beta update for the iOS version of the app. It's addition will let users call with just one tap to the people that they frequently reach out.
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WhatsApp Web shows addition of chat lock feature in latest update

WhatsApp Web Is Getting the Chat Lock Feature Very Soon

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WhatsApp Web is set to add a Chat Lock feature in as reported by WABetaInfo from the latest update. This feature allows users to hide and lock individual chats on the platform, which will be accessible through a separate tab and protected by a passcode. This feature is already available in the mobile version of the app and will provide a uniform and secure experience no matter which device you use.
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Passkey about to get introduced in WhatsApp Beta

WhatsApp Is Getting Closer to Adding Passkey Support on iPhone

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The latest WhatsApp Beta version 24.2.10.73 for iOS shows that the messaging platform has started work on adding passkeys support for iPhones and iPads. The news comes from WABetaInfo where they show a screenshot of the setup screen for the passkeys feature on iOS. Passkeys already made their way to WhatsApp on Android back in October 2023.
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How to Create Custom WhatsApp Stickers

How to Make Custom Stickers on WhatsApp

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WhatsApp users on iOS can now make their own stickers out of images from their camera roll as well as edit existing stickers to their liking. To make custom stickers, open a chat and hit the sticker icon -> tap the big blue plus icon -> select an image from your camera roll and WhatsApp will cut it out for you -> add texts, emojis or stickers to further customize -> Send. Meanwhile, to edit a sticker, users will have to navigate to the long press on a sticker -> Edit Sticker -> Send.
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WhatsApp Text Formatting for Android users

Whatsapp for Android Adds New Text Formatting Tools in Beta

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As per a recent report, WhatsApp users may soon get to see a whole new set of text formatting tools to make use of. These text formatting tools will allow users to add a code block, quote block, numbered lists as well as bulleted lists to their WhatsApp messages. They can do so by using a couple of text markup shortcuts that other platforms like Discord have been putting to use for some time now.
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WABetaInfo new report suggests WhatsApp Theme Change for iOS users

Whatsapp May Soon Allow Users to Change the Theme Color, Finally!

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According to the latest WABetaInfo report, WhatsApp is gearing up to soon allow iOS users to change their WhatsApp theme colors. WhatsApp has rolled out a iOS beta version #24.1.10.70, which revealed that the company is working on an app appearance feature. There will be five different colors to choose from. The report also showcases how, once the user chooses one of these colors, it applies to the chats, unread messages, and more.
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How to Know If Someone Has Blocked You on WhatsApp

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When you get blocked by someone on WhatsApp, you don't directly get notified about it. However, there are a couple of indicators to look out for if you suspect someone of blocking you on the messaging app. If their profile picture appears blank, last seen status is not visible, your messages to them only have a single tick, calls to them don't go through, or you can't add them to a group, your suspicions have surely come true.
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whatsapp video calling will allow audio sharinng very soon

WhatsApp Tests Audio Sharing over Video Calls: Here’s How It Will Work

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Latest WhatsApp beta for Android hints at the upcoming addition of a music/ audio sharing feature. The feature will come into play while you are sharing your screen on a video call. It will allow other participants to listen to the audio coming from your device. It won't work on regular video or voice calls. The feature will be available soon on WhatsApp for Android and iOS.
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Share WhatsApp Status as Instagram Story in latest WhatsApp Beta

Latest WhatsApp Beta Tests Sharing Your Status on Instagram

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The latest WhatsApp beta update on Android lets you share your WhatsApp status directly to Instagram! This feature allows you to share your status as an Instagram Story without leaving the app, giving you more control over your cross-posting on social media. You can choose which status updates you want to share and can even upload them simultaneously on both Facebook and Instagram. This new feature is expected to roll out soon as it is already available in the beta version.
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WhatsApp Now Lets You Pin Individual Messages in Chats

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WhatsApp has introduced the ability to pin individual messages in chats to highlight the important ones, which is an extension of the already available ability to pin chats. The option to pin messages is available for both individual and group chats and you can do so by simply tapping/holding a message and selecting the More option (on iOS) and the three-dotted menu (on Android) to access the pin messages option. It is now rolling out for all.
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secret code feature introduced for chat lock on whatsapp

WhatsApp Adds ‘Secret Code’ to Chat Lock for Better Privacy!

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WhatsApp has added a secret code feature. First, you can lock your chats with a password, by utilizing the previously introduced 'chat lock feature'. Then, after setting up 'secret code', you gain an additional layer of security for your chats. Once its working, you will need to enter your secret code in the search bar of WhatsApp, to see your locked conversations. Then, you need to enter your password as well to start chatting. A highly appreciated and overkill privacy feature!
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WhatsApp for Desktop Brings Back View Once Photos & Videos!

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With WhatsApp's 'view-once' feature, you could send and receive photos and videos that could only be viewed once by the recipient. This feature was removed from the desktop app made for macOS/Windows, as well as WhatsApp Web, almost a year ago. Now, Meta is adding the view-once messages feature back to WhatsApp for Windows & macOS applications. This also includes the WhatsApp web clients and the rollout has already begun.
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