WhatsApp instant messaging app’s developer team does not rest and continues to release new beta versions of the application dedicated to devices based on Android and iOS that attract users towards them.
In the past few weeks, the WhatsApp team is working on a special tool that allows the user to migrate the history of conversations between Android and iOS devices.
🔄 WhatsApp to allow chat history migration between iOS and Android in a future update!
Finally you will be able to transfer your chats between different platforms natively!
It's under development and it will likely be released when multi device is out.https://t.co/kUOmKTrUIX
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) April 5, 2021
Today, WhatsApp has finally released a new beta update through Google Play Beta Program that brings the chat migration feature with version 126.96.36.199.
Additionally, WABetaInfo also confirmed that the development work of this feature has also begun on Android because until now, in fact, it had only been identified on iOS.
Let’s take a look at the screenshot:
Following the screenshot, WhatsApp for Android is working on the procedure to import your chat history. At the moment the method used to migrate the chat history is not known, but it’s likely they will use Google Drive to temporarily store the chat history to import to WhatsApp for Android.
Probably, when the developers complete the feature to export chats from iOS to import to Android, they’re going to develop a chat history export for Android, in order to import it to iOS.
Currently, this feature is under development. There is no information on when this tool should be ready and will be available in a future update for iOS and Android.
WhatsApp to enable privacy settings for Desktop users
WhatsApp is making it possible for desktop users to manage their privacy settings within the system itself. The developers seem to be more concerned about the privacy setting for the users.
The noted point is, users aren’t able to change their privacy settings in the Desktop systems. They have to use smartphones to customize the settings, which is quite hectic to use often.
However, WhatsApp is also customizing the privacy options for smartphone users on iOS and Androids. Related to this, a new “My Contact Except” function is being developed that’ll release soon.
As for the WhatsApp Web/Desktop users, we are seeing back-to-back editions after the multi-device feature. Now, this privacy setting feature will bring more conveniences for the users in the WhatsApp Desktop.
The team is designing a separate privacy window to place the options that are the same as the smartphone users. Below you can check the image preview-
(WhatsApp Desktop privacy settings, image from WABetaInfo)
WhatsApp Desktop Privacy Settings:
We can clearly see in the image that users can change their privacy settings for Lats Seen, Profile, About, Group, and Blocked contacts within the system. Once this feature will be available, there will be no need for users to check smartphones.
Besides, you can also see that WhatsApp has also initiated a new beta program for desktop users. It’ll allow them to be a part of this beta activity and help the developers to bring more modifications to this application.
However, it is in the development phase and will roll out with the future update. Thereby, it might be possible to have more features in the final release.
Previous WhatsApp Update:
In the previous edition, WhatsApp has rolled out the Message rating function with the Android 188.8.131.52 beta update. It allows users to rate a particular message received from business accounts.
Furthermore, WhatsApp cannot see its content and who rated that message. The feedback is saved as purely anonymous with end-to-end encrypted messages. Overall, all ratings help businesses improve their messages to customers.
WhatsApp Message rating function rolling out for business users
WhatsApp starts rolling an interesting Message rating function rolling out for its business users. It has been a week since we have seen a new enhancement for the WhatsApp business accounts. But as expected, the developers didn’t forget to bring more modifications for this version.
Speaking of Message Rating, it’s a familiar function that we use in any other platform for rating applications, products, and services. Intialiitaly, this feature was introduced to assure the reliability of a product and service. However, there is a tweak in the case of WhatsApp.
WhatsApp Bussiness users will be able to rate a particular message to let the provider know how helpful was the message. Furthermore, users will be able to block or report the account if the message is offending but rating it’ll help others too.
Before discussing the working procedure and other features lets’ take a look at the screenshot of it.
(WhatsApp Message Rating, Images Form WABetaInfo)
WhatsApp Message Rating:
As we can see in the image, when a user receives a message from a business account, he/she will be able to rate it. To do this, long press on the message and you can see this “Rate” option on the top bar in the report and copy section.
When you click on this option, the rating window will appear containing a note and rating stars. Yet if you change your mind about rating it, you can tap on the cross button (top left of the window), or continue to rate the message.
Still, if your worry about your privacy, WhatsApp has also taken care of that. After submitting the ratings the user’s identity won’t be revealed. You can check the below mention for further information-
- This feature is only available when you receive a message from business accounts
- WhatsApp won’t be able to see your rating content
- Users feedback and identity will save as anonymous
- Messages are still end-to-end encrypted
Rolling Out Status:
WhatsApp Message Rating feature starts rolling out with the Android 184.108.40.206 beta update. There may be a slight possibility that this feature also appears with the previous update as well.
Yet, only the selected beta testers from the Android platform are receiving this feature. However, WhatsApp hasn’t made any announcement regarding the iOS users but is expected to release soon.
Overall, this message rating will help the WhatsApp business users to improve the information of their messages. It’ll bring enhanced experiences for the users as well as the business users.
WhatsApp rolling out the Undo Status update for Android device
Well, the new function will allow a user to remove their status quickly. It has the same function as the delete but it’s a more fast way to erase status if has been sent mistakenly or unplanned.
However, the users will be able to use the delete process as previously, it’s just a quicker way. In addition, WhatsApp will also inform the users after they’ll undo their status.
As of now, you can check the preview of where you can find this function in the app-
(Image Credit: WABetaInfo)
Rolling out Status:
The WhatsApp Undo Status feature has started to roll out with the Android 220.127.116.11 version update for some specific beta testers. Yet, some users might already have this feature after installing the 18.104.22.168 beta update.
Still, if you have been updated on the laters version and don’t see this feature, it hasn’t been enabled on your devices. Therefore, the users are required to wait for the next update and then check the availability of this feature.
At present, it has only available for devices working on Android platforms. The iOS users might have to wait for a few more days. The team will soon release the function with a future update.
More About WhatsApp:
Previously WhatsApp informed about the copy sticker image function for the WhatsApp Web user. It will appear when a user mouse over the sticker in the chat. Furthermore, the users will be able to share the converted stickers in other chats. It first appears on the macOS devices meanwhile the further information hasn’t cleared yet. (Read Full Story Here)