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WhatsApp To Bring Host Of New Features In Coming Weeks

Features such as Animated Stickers, QR Codes, Dark Mode for WhatsApp Web & Desktop, and Improvement in group video calls will be introduced via an update.

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WhatsApp Updates

WhatsApp has announced some new additions to its platform that will be available for users in next few weeks. Features such as Animated Stickers, QR Codes, Dark Mode for WhatsApp Web & Desktop and Improvement in group video calls will be introduced via an update. 

Another major update that WhatsApp is bringing is for KaiOS users. KaiOS users now will be able to share the status updates that disappear after 24 hours.

What's New Coming

Animated Stickers: Stickers are one of the fastest-growing ways people communicate on WhatsApp, with billions sent every day. WhatsApp is rolling out new animated sticker packs that are even more fun and expressive.

QR codes: WhatsApp is making it easier than ever to add a new contact. Soon when you meet someone new, you will be able to scan their QR code to add them to your contacts. No more tapping in their digits one at a time. 

Dark mode for WhatsApp web and desktop: The popular Dark Mode theme now extends to your computer screens. WhatsApp Web users and Desktop application users will now able to switch to the dark theme. 

Improvements to group video calls: With now up to 8 people on a video call, WhatsApp made it easier to focus on whoever you want by letting you press and hold to maximize a participant's video to full screen. The company also added a video icon in group chats of 8 or less, so you can easily start a group video call with just 1-tap.

Status comes to KaiOS: KaiOS users can now enjoy the popular feature that lets you share updates that disappear after 24 hours. 

To get these updates, user needs to be on the updated version of the application. These features will be gradually rolled out in a phased manner via an OTA update.


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