WhatsApp is working on a new feature for its desktop users. The new feature is expected to improve the group chat function of the meta-proprietary platform.
WhatsApp and its amazing features have received a new addition. WhatsApp has released a new update after introducing a new feature that allows users to apply a blur effect to images. This new under-developed feature of WhatsApp desktop displays the profile pictures of group members.
The new WhatsApp beta feature update for iOS 220.127.116.11 is still in development. According to the Wabetainfo blog, WhatsApp plans to include these profile icons, along with message bubbles, in a future update to the beta app for iOS.
When you receive a group message, the profile picture of the group members will be displayed, as shown in the screenshot above. If a group member does not have a profile picture or it is not available due to privacy settings, the default profile icon will be displayed, colored the same way as the contact’s name. It’s just a visual change, but it can be useful to immediately know who sent the message if there are duplicate contact names or if the phone number is not stored in the address book.
How do you create a WhatsApp group?
WhatsApp groups are arguably the best tool for improving communication. The best thing about groups is that you can share the same information with many people. And the steps to create a group in WhatsApp are:
Open WhatsApp > tap More Options > New Group.
You can also tap New Chat > New Group.
Browse or select the contacts you want to add to the group. Then tap the green arrow icon.
Enter a group subject. This will be the name of the group that all participants will see.
The subject is limited to 25 characters.
You can tap Emoji to add an emoji to the subject.
You can add a group icon by tapping the camera icon. You can choose to add a photo via camera, gallery, or web search. Once set up, the icon is displayed next to the group in the CHATS tab.
When finished, tap the green check icon.
In addition, a group administrator can not only add people directly to the group, but also invite people to join a group by sharing the group link. The steps for the process are
Open the WhatsApp group chat and then tap the group’s subject.
You can also tap and hold the group in the CHATS tab. Next, tap More Options > Group Info.
Tap Invite via link.
Select Send a link via WhatsApp, Copy link, and Share link via other app or QR code.
If you are sending via WhatsApp, search or select contacts, then tap Send.
To reset the link, tap Reset Link > Reset Link.
The new feature available for WhatsApp desktop is currently under development and there seems to be no information on the release date of the new Whatsapp feature.