Just like other application that supports multiple features, WhatsApp has been working on a most useful function that is WhatsApp Pay. Last year, WhatsApp introduced WhatsApp Pay for the first time and after its success, WhatsApp started expanding to other countries.
According to the WABetaInfo, one year ago, WhatsApp has announced bringing payments to WhatsApp for people and small businesses in Brazil. But due to some complications with Brazilian banks, it had to postpone the launch in the country due to regulatory scrutiny.
Bringing Payments to WhatsApp for People and Small Businesses in Brazilhttps://t.co/uvslFsImwc
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) June 15, 2020
After solving the issues, WhatsApp has now received the authority and now announced that it is again rolling out send money to your friends and family via WhatsApp digital payment powered by Facebook Pay for users in Brazil.
Very excited to start enabling Payments in WhatsApp in Brazil today. This will be a gradual roll-out, but enabling people in 🇧🇷 to pay one another in conversations as easily as sending a text message is going to be so useful! pic.twitter.com/3YQGdz74QK
— David Marcus (@davidmarcus) May 4, 2021
Currently, many peoples started using WhatsApp more than just a messaging platform. The small store’s owner or businessmen use catalogs to show their products are expanding through WhatsApp.
In this line, adding digital payment can be easier for customers to pay for products right through WhatsApp going forward. To make payments as safe as possible, WhatsApp requires a special Facebook Pay PIN or fingerprint for authorization.
In the beginning, only a transaction of debit or credit cards issued by some banks are compatible, but WhatsApp has promised to bring the service to more partners in the future.
As per the information, more countries including Mexico, UK, and Spain are also eligible to get the WhatsApp Payment feature in near future.
New WhatsApp Message Reporting feature rolling out for iOS and Android
WhatsApp has just brought us the message reporting system, enabling the possibility to report a single message. It’ll be helpful in the situation where you can’t block a user or exit any group after finding insolent messages.
At present, WhatsApp only allows a user to report an individual contact or group. There is no option is available for message reporting. However, it can be problematic if a user mistakenly reported contact or group as it can’t be retrieved.
Now, the new feature will let a user report a single message if spotting any offensive content. in conversation. Furthermore, only the selected message will be forward on WhatsApp servers without acknowledging the other user. Besides, users can also block the other user whose message is being reported.
How to Verify:
To verify the message reporting feature, open any conversation from your contact list on the WhatsApp account. Now you have to select any received message. If the feature has been enabled on your device you will have an extra option to report a particular message.
WhatsApp has started to rollout the message reporting system for both platforms. You can check the feature by following the above-mentioned method if it has been enabled on your devices or not. Users can match
- 188.8.131.52 iOS beta version for Apple devices
- 184.108.40.206 Android beta version for other smartphones
Moreover, some users also received this feature with the previous updates. In case you haven’t received it yet please wait for the next update, WhatsApp will soon send this new feature on your devices.
Now, it’s time to check the screenshots of the feature for a better understanding-
(WhatsApp Message Reporting for iOS, Image From WABetaInfo) (WhatsApp Message Reporting for Android, Image From WABetaInfo)
Decorate WhatsApp group profile with the new icon editor feature
WhatsApp has recently introduced new modifications in drawing tools, editing sections, contact card layout, group info modification, and more. Now, WhatsApp is sending a new tool that will give you the possibility to customized group profiles.
In the era of instant messaging, we all have many groups where we add contacts from the same fields such as a group for school friends, college friends, coaching group, family group, office group, etc. Sometimes, we don’t have suitable profile images for the time being just after creating the group.
For further convenience, WhatsApp is adding a group icon editor so that you can add a temporary image profile. Let’s first take a look at the preview image.
(WhatsApp Group Icon Editor, Image From WABetaInfo)
The new option called “Emoji & Sticker” will allow to customizes group icons using WhatsApp emojis and stickers. It provides different backgrounds where you can place any emoji or sticker to make an icon for your temporary group.
After opening group info, click on the profile to edit it, if you see this new “Emoji and Sticker” option, you are able to use it. It’ll also have the categorization bar (same as the message section), so you can easily find suitable emojis instantly.
The WhatsApp beta for iOS 220.127.116.11 brings this new feature. At present, it’s only rolling out for the iOS beta testers while it’ll soon roll out for the Android users. Besides, this feature can take up to a day to enable in your device. So you can try to wait 24 hours in case you just updated to the newest version and didn’t find this feature.
WhatsApp excludes the Messenger Rooms shortcut
WhatsApp has recently removed the messenger rooms shortcut available in the attachment section. The Android and iOS users will not able to access this option and conduct any communication within messenger rooms.
This feature was enabled about a year ago for WhatsApp Andoird, iOS, Web users that allows up to 50 participants to join a group video call on Facebook. If you are wondering about the chat rooms let’s start from the initial and check what the messenger room is.
What is Messenger Rooms Shortcut:
Messenger Room Shortcuts is a feature initially created by Messenger that is owned by Facebook. It’s a type of video chat room that lets you can connect with more people by sharing a link. Corresponding to the different settings, other users need not downloading Messenger, log in, or connect on Messenger to join your call.
It means users with no Facebook account can also join a video chat on messenger rooms. Users can share the room link on WhatsApp to invite their friends, family, or colleagues. However, any WhatsApp user can forward the link to other users who aren’t on your contact list. furthermore, the chat room isn’t end-to-end encrypted.
(WhatsApp Messanger Room Shortcut removed, Image from WABetaInfo)
Why WhatsApp has Removed it:
After sending any feature, WhatsApp keeps checking on it frequently to find the priority of any particular feature. If any of them isn’t used by the users or don’t have any major use, it’s best to discard them to reduces the code complexity.
There could be one more possibility that is, WhatsApp may want to further enhance the feature and providing it with more security options as I already mentioned that chat rooms aren’t E2E encrypted. It may be for a while until the shortcut is completely ready for the users. However, WhatsApp hasn’t provided any official statement regarding this matter.
When it Will be Disabled:
If you are still using this shortcut, it means that WhatsApp hasn’t removed it from your device yet. The update isn’t rolled out in your region. But, it’ll soon exclude from your device after updating on
- 18.104.22.168 for the Android users
- 22.214.171.124 for the iOS users