WhatsApp is working on a new feature that will allow you to ‘reply’ to messages without opening them
NEW DELHI: Facebook-owned WhatsApp recently rolled out group video calling and voice calling for all its users across the globe. It has now been reported that the company is working on a new feature called ‘Mark as read’ and it has started rolling out the same for its Android beta testers.
As tweeted by WABetaInfo, the popular instant messenger has started rolling out the ‘Mark as read’ feature for its Android beta testers with the version number 2.18.232. The new feature will enable the users to mark incoming messages as read directly from the notification drawer.The feature will save a lot of time of the user as now they will be able to mark read any message without opening it.
Along with this, users will also have to option to reply to messages directly from the notification itself.
Along with this, the Twitter account that tracks changes in WhatsApp’s beta builds states that WhatsApp is also working on a GIF sharing tool. The company is working on new updates for WhatsApp web and the company might soon add GIF button to it. Along with this, it is also been reported that WhatsApp is also developing a Stickers button. Clicking on the Sticker button will take users to the WhatsApp Stickers Store.
Recently, it was reported that WhatsApp is working on on adding a “Suspicious link” detection feature. The new feature is said to warn users about any suspicious links that they have received from any sender. The company is planning this feature in order to fight against the spread of fake news.
Once this feature is rolled-out, the moment you receive a link to a website on WhatsApp, the app will do a background check of the link to the website and will alert you if it finds something fishy. “When WhatsApp detects a suspicious link, the message is marked with a red label,” says a report on WaBetaInfo.