According to a report recently leaked by German publication Macerkopf, new features were spotted in the WhatsApp for iOS beta: Larger Emojis, Music Sharing, Mentions and Public Groups.
The report states that the mobile messaging app will start supporting larger emojis soon. the WhatsApp Beta team revealed that the emojis will be three times bigger than the current ones, almost the same size introduced with iOS 10.
You all know that WhatsApp already allows sharing of pictures, videos, files, contacts and links. Now it’s time for the Music sharing feature.
The report states that users will be able to share music stored locally as well as Apple Music tracks. The recipient will not only see a music icon but also album art. Current ‘audio’ files sharing does not have this functionality.
If you’re a Twitter user, you would know how the Mention feature works. The one on WhatsApp is said to be similar. You can tag people in your address book within a chat.
The introduction of Public Groups will allow anyone with a link to the group to post to it. But the power to shut down the group will be in the admin’s hands.
What About Video Calling?
Rumors about video calling have been wearing singlets and boxers for a very long time and few weeks ago, Android beta testers saw this feature show up with their latest updates of the app. Video calling feature on WhatsApp is the most awaited feature and we are expecting to launch soonest.
Which features do you like the most?