WhatsApp moves a little slower than other messengers, but you can’t say that nothing is happening. If you read our blog here, you have probably heard of one or the other innovation like recently WhatsApp introduces animated stickers – or even used it in beta. The following innovations are officially available today, but the rollout may take some time, according to WhatsApp.
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- Animated stickers: Stickers are among the fastest growing and most popular communication methods in WhatsApp – billions of them are sent every day. That’s why we’re introducing new animated sticker sets that are even more fun.
- QR Codes: Adding a new contact will be easier than ever. It will soon be possible to scan the QR code of a person you have just met to add them to your contacts. No more tediously typing in digits of a phone number.
- Dark mode for WhatsApp web and desktop: The popular dark mode is now also available for your computer.
- Group video call improvements: Now that up to 8 people can make a video call, we make it easier to focus on a specific participant. Just tap and hold to display his video on the full screen. We have also introduced a video icon in group chats with up to 8 participants so that you can easily start a group video chat with just one tap.
- Status reports for KaiOS: KaiOS users can now look forward to this popular function, which can be used to share updates that automatically disappear after 24 hours.