WhatsApp is reportedly in the process of changing the way the platform is used. (Canva) (Image: Canva)
WhatsApp will go through a massive set of updates that will impact billions of users worldwide.
The popular instant messaging app is reportedly in the process of changing the way the platform is used.
The company that owns Meta is said to want to introduce a feature that lets you forward pictures and videos between chats with captions, which you can’t at the moment.
We are aware of these changes, as WhatsApp often tests new features in a ‘Beta test’ before releasing them to the general public.
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However, the experts at WABetainfo gave users an idea of the possible changes after revealing the details of the updates coming to the app.
How is WhatsApp changing?
Here are five possible changes that could be rolling out to WhatsApp very soon:
Detecting text in pictures in WhatsApp
Currently in beta testing, WhatsApp is trialling a feature that detects text in WhatsApp images so you can copy and paste them.
The update will be useful for documents and forms and will save you from having to write all the details yourself.
Forward photos and videos with subtitles on WhatsApp
Another possible WhatsApp update, according to Sun, could be the ability to send captioned pictures and videos to contacts.
blocking contacts on whatsapp
WhatsApp wants to create a shortcut that makes it easier for users to block other users faster.
Move your WhatsApp history
WhatsApp is improving the ability to shuffle your WhatsApp chat history between Android phones without using Google Drive.
However, this update has not yet reached the Beta stage of the trial period.
New camera mode to record video more easily
Another update in the works includes a brand new camera mode.
The purpose of the new feature is to make it easier to record videos.
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However, none of these updates are publicly available on WhatsApp yet, and it’s unclear when they’ll be made available in the app.
How do I install WhatsApp and is it free?
WhatsApp is available on IOS, Android and desktop.
To install the messaging app on Android, all you have to do is go to the Google Play Store, search for WhatsApp Messenger and tap install.
You can then open WhatsApp, accept the Terms of Service and register your phone number.
If you are an IOS user, you can find WhatsApp Messenger in Apple App Store and then tap DOWNLOAD.
Then the steps are the same, open the app and accept the Terms of Service and register your phone number.
If you have a backup of your chat, you can restore it and learn more about it via the WhatsApp website.
You can install the messaging app for your desktop by downloading it from the Microsoft Store, Apple App Store or WhatsApp website.
It will only work on your computers if the operating system is Windows 8.1 , macOS 10.11 or newer.