WhatsApp Adding New Features Like QR Code Contacts & Dark Mode for Desktop Soon

Been pining for a new and improved version of WhatsApp all June?

Well, you just got your wish.

Recently, it was announced that the popular messaging platform will be going through a much-anticipated enhancement…

With multiple new features and improvements set to become a permanent mainstay!

WhatsApp Adding New Features Like QR Code Contacts & Dark Mode for Desktop Soon

According to WhatsApp’s latest blog update, a whole slew of features and improvements will be coming to the application in the next couple of weeks, including a multitude of animated stickers and QR codes for the adding of contacts.

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Animated stickers, first made popular on alternative messaging platforms such as SnapChat and Telegram, will be given a real boost in the upcoming update, with new animated sticker packs that are designed to be fun and expressive.

QR codes will also serve to enhance the user’s contact-adding experience. You will no longer need to tap in digits the manual way ever again; simply scan someone’s QR code to add them to your contacts!

Though of course, if you prefer the hands-on approach, it will still be an available option.

For those who prefer the minimalist Dark Mode theme, you’ll be pleased to know that the popular option is extending to your computer very soon. In the upcoming update, WhatsApp will be incorporating dark mode for both WhatsApp web and desktop.

Group video calls have also been refined… by a significant amount. 

WhatsApp’s video call function will now support up to 8 people on a call, and new options have been made available for the user’s convenience. For instance, you can now focus on whoever you want by simply pressing and holding a participant’s video to trigger full-screen mode.

A video icon has also been added to group chats of 8 or less, so you can effortlessly kickstart a group video call with just 1 tap.

And for KaiOS users, you’ll be stoked to know that you can now enjoy the popular status feature which allows you to share updates (that will erase themselves after 24 hours).

Well, one thing’s for sure;

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WhatsApp will continue to strive and improve…

And one can’t help but wonder just what the future holds, as far as the messaging platform is concerned.

Hologram recordings, maybe? Well, one can surely hope.

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