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WhatsApp excludes the Messenger Rooms shortcut

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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.

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WhatsApp messenger Room shortcut             (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

  • 2.21.19.15 for the Android users
  • 2.21.190.11 for the iOS users

(Source: WABetaInfo)

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WhatsApp rolling out the Undo Status update for Android device

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Not only the privacy, but WhatsApp is also making the delete functions faster. Recently, WhatsApp introduce a new Undo Status feature that has started to send for Android devices.

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-

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Related: WhatsApp giving a control bar for picture-in-picture videos

Rolling out Status:

The WhatsApp Undo Status feature has started to roll out with the Android 2.21.22.6 version update for some specific beta testers. Yet, some users might already have this feature after installing the 2.21.22.5 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.

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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)

(Source: WABetaInfo)

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WhatsApp giving a control bar for picture-in-picture videos

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Alongside the drawing tools, emojis, and communication section, WhatsApp also starts enhancing its video watching capabilities by providing them with control bar buttons.

At present, the other social media platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, ShareChat, and Streamable offer the picture-in-picture control bar capability. So, WhatsApp begins developing this section to be more competitive towards the other applications.

In the latest edition, WhatsApp released the Android 2.21.22.3 beta update that is bringing the control bar features for the device. Now, the users will be able to pause and resume the streaming clip while encountering any other work.

Let’s first check the new feature preview-

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Related: WhatsApp adding new media editing features, enables the done and undo buttons

WhatsApp Control Bar:

As we know, if we receive any video link from Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube, WhatsApp allows a picture in a picture videocast. Now the control switches will have a pause button to enable the user to resume and stop a video. However, the YouTube videos will have two options of watch later and share in full-screen mode.

Availability: 

This new feature has been rolled out with a 2.21.22.3 Android beta update. At present, some selected users are receiving this feature, so those who didn’t get it yet are recommended to wait until the next update.

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Previous Update:

With the earlier update, 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.

At present, this feature has appeared for the WhatsApp web users with macOS. However, there is no clear information about the release of this feature for everyone as it is still in the development phase.

(Source: WABetainfo)

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New Copy Sticker Image feature is coming for WhatsApp Web users

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Recently, WhatsApp sent a new 2.2142.0 version update for the WhatsApp Web and Desktop users. After inspecting it, the experts of WABetaInfo have found a new option called- Copy Sticker Image added on the WhatsApp Web.

This has replaced the previous one called Copy Image that only allows users to replicate the received images. Now, the stickers can be portrayal in other chats with more ease and convenience. But, let’s look at the preview first-

WhatsApp Web Copy Sticker Image

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Related: WhatsApp adding new media editing features, enables the done and undo buttons

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WhatsApp Web Copy Sticker Image feature:

As this feature is still in the development phase, it only offered some limited attributes that are mentioned below. However, it’s not the final list, WhatsApp can add more options in the future.

  • This Copy Sticker Image menu option will be pop-up when a user mouse over the sticker in WhatsApp Web.
  • It’ll allow a user to convert the sticker to an image.
  • The converted media can be shared in the chats inside the application.
  • Users won’t be able to save the stickers on their desktops and systems.
  • Still, the stickers can be copied into other applications such as Discord.

When Coming for the Users:

There is no clear information about the release of this feature for everyone. Many modifications are half-done to let this feature adapt to every platform. However, the above-attached screenshot is for the macOS. It means, the Apple device holder will get to taste this feature first, then it’ll rollout for the other platforms.

More About WhatsApp Web:

In August, WhatsApp assigned new drawing tools for the Web/Desktop users letting them perform basic editing with the application. In addition, the new layout provides separate buttons for emojis, stickers, text, sketches, crop, undo and redo. Overall, the editing section in Web or Desktop has become more convenient.

(Source: WABetaInfo)

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