WhatsApp starts 2024 with three new and long-awaited features in its desktop version

WhatsApp starts 2024 with three new and long-awaited features in its desktop version

WhatsApp Web starts the year with three new features: the ability to share ‘Statuses’, the option to search for contacts by their usernames and the ‘dark mode’. At the moment, these new features are not yet available, but they Will arrive son.

WhatsApp lets you share States in its web version

WhatsApp has started to implement the possibility of sharing statuses in its web version, an ephemeral feature that until now was only available in the mobile version. However, it is important to mention that this novelty has arrived on the platform through version 2.2353.59, which is already available for testers and allows these users to share text, photo, video and GIF updates with a duration of 24 hours from the web.

These are the steps to share States in WhatsApp Web:

  • Open WhastApp Web on your computer.
  • Access the ‘What’s New’ tab.
  • Click on the ‘+’ icon located at the top of the interface.
  • Then choose a multimedia content to share it with your contacts.

On the other hand, in line with WhatsApp’s commitment to privacy, Status updates benefit from end-to-end encryption to ensure that the intended recipients have access to the content. And finally, as we mentioned above, the novelty is available to beta testers, but WABetaInfo reports that this feature “will be rolled out to more users in the coming weeks.”

WhatsApp allows you to search for contacts by their user names

La otra novedad de WhatsApp es que dicha aplicación está desarrollando una funcionalidad que permite identificar cuentas de usuario con un nombre sin la necesidad de conocer los números de teléfono.

Meta’s instant messaging platform opted to move this option to iOS devices with beta 23.20.1.71 in October and, more recently, to the web version, as advanced by WABetaInfo, which recalls that interested parties will have the option to change their username at any time. In addition, the aforementioned newspaper explains that the function has an additional layer of security so that individuals can communicate with each other without sharing personal contact details.

At the moment, it is not known when this feature will be implemented in the web version of WhatsApp.

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