Everything you need to know about WhatsApp’s new upcoming features

New features include a new call interface, end-to-end encryption indicators, quick replies shortcuts, and more. This is based on the leaks shared by WAbetainfo.

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WhatsApp has established itself as the undefeated leader in the instant messaging segment. The service regularly updates its interface to make it more user friendly. Today we introduce you to the new upcoming features which will be rolling out in the future builds of WhatsApp, these include a new call interface, end-to-end encryption indicators, quick replies shortcuts, and more. This is based on the leaks shared by WAbetainfo.

New calling interface:

WhatsApp Calls are one of the app’s most important features, allowing users to make voice calls directly from the app via mobile data or WiFi connection. The new interface looks more compact and modern and will look better especially during group calls. The buttons on the bottom remain the same though.

End-to-end encryption indicators:

WhatsApp is adding new indicators to the app’s chats and calls which will inform users that communication via the platform is end-to-end encrypted. The feature will be rolling out first to iOS and later to Android devices.

Quick Replies:

WhatsApp is adding a quick replies shortcut for WhatsApp Business. The WhatsApp Business app will soon add an extra option that will let users select one of a few preset quick replies to send to customers. This will increase the ease of use for business users. To use quick replies, WhatsApp Business users will be able to type “/” in the chat and select a preset message.

More control for group admins:

WhatsApp will be giving more control to group admins, allowing them to delete messages from other members of the group. This will allow admins to regulate any unwanted behaviour in the group, and will also help avoid confusion. Messages deleted by admins will feature a different deleted message notice compared to the usual notice. The feature is set to come to both Android and iOS users.


WhatsApp is also adding the ability to create new Communities. Communities will grant admins the ability to invite new users via a Community Invite Link and then start messaging other members. Communities will also allow admins to create groups within groups. It seems that a mild design change will allow users to differentiate Communities from regular group chats.

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Esmail Beguwala

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Esmail is passionate about the Telecom spectrum, Broadband data services, and video streaming devices. You can find him binge-watching shows on OTT apps while sipping a cup of coffee when not writing an article.

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