WhatsApp, a globally renowned instant messaging platform, frequently introduces fresh features. These updates include not only essential quality-of-life improvements but also innovative functionalities. Among the recent additions are high-definition photo sharing and group voice chats akin to Discord. These latest WhatsApp features have the potential to elevate your productivity and enrich your overall user experience.
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1.Editing captions of sent media on Whatsapp.
Have you ever found yourself sending a media file on WhatsApp, only to discover that the caption was incorrect or contained typos? Rather than sending captions separately or going through the process of resending the media, WhatsApp has introduced a feature that allows you to edit media captions. This functionality operates in a manner similar to the ‘Edit message’ feature in the messaging app, permitting edits within 15 minutes of sending.
To revise media captions after dispatching, simply tap on the media message accompanied by its caption. An ‘Edit’ button will appear, resembling the interface for editing text messages.
2.Sending high-quality photos on Whatsapp.
WhatsApp, the favored messaging platform for billions, had a notable limitation until recently: the inability to share high-definition (HD) images. This deficiency proved frustrating, leading users to resort to external solutions for photo sharing.
However, in a recent update, WhatsApp addressed this concern by incorporating the capability to transmit images in HD quality. Additionally, they hinted at an upcoming feature allowing HD video sharing.
To share images in HD, navigate to a chat and select the desired photo. Within the photo-sharing interface, locate the ‘HD’ button situated on the top bar. Give it a tap, and you’re all set. It’s important to keep in mind that WhatsApp usually sends images in a compressed format by default. Therefore, you’ll need to tap the ‘HD’ button each time you wish to share photos in high definition.
3.Forming groups on Whats App without assigning names.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently unveiled an enhanced feature on WhatsApp, simplifying the process of group creation. Users can now establish groups swiftly without the need to provide a name. Instead of manual naming, WhatsApp will automatically assign names to groups with a maximum of 6 participants, based on the members present.
The company also clarified that in instances where an individual not in your contacts joins the group, they will only have access to your phone number. Furthermore, group member names will be drawn from your contact list.
4.Engaging in voice chats within groups on Whats App.
Drawing inspiration from platforms like Discord’s voice chat and Twitter Spaces, WhatsApp is introducing a fresh functionality labeled as ‘Voice chats’, designed for individuals seeking group conversations.
Diverging from the previous group call system on WhatsApp, the ‘Voice chats’ feature discreetly notifies participants without ringing everyone in the group. Unlike traditional ‘group calls’ where members must be manually added, this new feature grants the flexibility to enter or exit the conversation at will.
This feature proves invaluable when you wish to converse within a group without causing disruptions. Upon the initiation of a ‘voice chat’, the group’s icon will seamlessly transition to a waveform representation and showcase a ‘Connect’ button, simplifying the process of engaging in voice conversations.
5.Enabling screen sharing during video calls.
Earlier this month, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced a novel feature: the capability to share screens during video calls. This newly introduced functionality allows users to effortlessly display their screen content with others, regardless of the platform they are using. This feature proves particularly advantageous when you need to exhibit something on your screen, eliminating the necessity for third-party applications like Google Meet, Zoom, Discord, or Skype.
To utilize the screen sharing feature on WhatsApp, initiate a video call either with an individual or within a group, then tap on the ‘Share’ icon situated at the bottom of the interface. Once you grant the app permission to capture your screen, the content on your screen will be visible to all participants engaged in the call.
Please note that WhatsApp is in the process of gradually rolling out these aforementioned features. Hence, it might take some time before they become accessible on your device.