WhatsApp features launching in 2023: Android data transfer, status report and much more

WhatsApp is working on new features to improve user privacy and accessibility. Here’s a list of new features coming soon.

New Delhi,Has been updated: Jan 9, 2023 13:21 IST

By Divya Bhati: WhatsApp is reportedly working on a number of new features to enhance user interface and privacy. The Meta-owned app released an Android to iOS transfer feature last year and is now said to be developing another transfer feature that will eliminate its dependence on Google Drive. In addition to that, WhatsApp will soon allow users to report statuses with content that violates the platform’s guidelines. Good news for users who are enabled because of

Let’s take a closer look at all the in-development WhatsApp features that will be released in future updates.

WhatsApp Android Transfer

A report from WAbetaInfo suggests that WhatsApp is working on a feature that will allow users to transfer WhatsApp data, including chat history, from Android to Android. Users can still use Google Drive backups to transfer data, but the new update is said to remove the dependency on third-party apps. Users can switch to new Android devices by simply scanning a QR code.

This feature is currently under development. However, once launched, the user will be able to transfer the app data to his new Android phone by scanning WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Transfer Chats to Android > Scan the QR code and follow the on-screen instructions.

Status report

WhatsApp now allows users to report, message their contacts and receive media if they violate the platform’s guidelines. Allows users to report statuses containing problematic content such as

This new feature is in development for WhatsApp Android Beta and Desktop Beta and will be released in a future update of the app. Once released, you will see a report button within the status options.

save disappearing messages

Meanwhile, the platform is also working on a feature that will allow users to save important messages in the Disappeared Messages chat window. A new feature, Retained Messages, allows users to bookmark specific messages and save them from Disappearing Messages so they are not automatically deleted along with other messages on a set timer. All members of the chat can see the saved messages. However, WhatsApp allows users to “unhold” a message at any time to remove it from the conversation.

Connect to WhatsApp using a proxy

WhatsApp, an instant messaging app, is blocked in many countries due to government censorship guidelines. Users cannot download apps directly from the Google Play store or Apple Apps store. However, the platform rolls out proxy support for his WhatsApp users around the world. People in countries including Iran can use the app freely and privately and communicate freely and privately.

“Choosing a proxy allows you to connect to WhatsApp through servers set up by volunteers and organizations around the world who help people communicate freely,” WhatsApp said in a blog post.

Proxy functionality is now available in the latest update of WhatsApp Beta for Android, iOS and Desktop. To set up a proxy, you can use a server with port 80, 443, or 5222 available and a domain name (or subdomain) pointing to his IP address on the server.

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