After bringing the group profile customization tool for iOS, WhatsApp is developing the same feature for Android users. It’ll help them to set a temporary icon on the group profile using the background and emojis.
Using different combinations of solid color backgrounds and available emojis, WhatsApp users on Android can create multiple icons. This drawing tool can be used in a situation when a user can’t decide a profile image or need a momentary group.
Let’s check first, how it’ll look like-
(WhatsApp Group icon editor on Android, Image from WABetaInfo)
The image is identical to what we saw for iOS. Combing different background shades and icons users can create a group profile icon. It’s really fun to set an image like this because if we want any icon image we have to search it on the web, then download it, afterward we are able to set it.
Furthermore, we don’t have to waste our time in finding profile images for some irregular groups that’ll we abandon after a time. WhatsApp is enriching its feature covering every single possibility and scenario to bring more operation convenience.
According to the data, the WhatsApp group icon editor isn’t ready for Android users yet, there are still some measurements left to be done. But the WhatsApp Android beta 220.127.116.11 update confirms that it’ll soon rollout for the users.
Besides, the WhatsApp beta for iOS 18.104.22.168 has already enabled this feature for beta testers. However, only limited users are able to use it. If you are on the same version, can check this feature by flowing the below-mentioned steps.
- Open your WhatsApp account on your device
- Tap on the group to info and access the edit
- If you saw a new option- “Emoji & Sticker”, it has been enabled on your device
- In case you don’t see any, wait for the next update
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With the previous update, WhatsApp has rollout a message reporting system. It’ll allow a user to report a particular message from an individual or a group. To be mentioned, we are only allowed to report a contact/group, not a message. (Whole Story Here)
WhatsApp adding new media editing features, enables the done and undo buttons
Although WhatsApp provides basic media editing features such as cropping, adding stickers, and writing text in its editing section, we still look for other applications for smooth and convenient editing.
Because, if we make any single mistake during editing there is no way to remove it, and we end up re-editing the whole media including images and videos. To solve this problem, the WhatsApp developers are designing new media editing features for making the whole process easier.
According to the info, the WhatsApp 22.214.171.124 Android beta update has informed about new editing buttons. In the future, WhatsApp will add two buttons for undo and done. You can check the below image showing the difference between the current and future layout of the media-editing section.
(WhatsApp media editing features, Image from WABetaInfo)
New Editing Tools:
The new changes will be minor ones allowing the users to restore the previous editing and save it for further. In particular, there will be two buttons- Done and Undo. After applying one filter or using one tool users need to save the editing and press the Done button. Then only they will be able to use the next tool.
On the other hand, the second button will let you restore the previous media if you are not happy with the editing. However, this feature is currently being developed so yet to be available for the beta testers. But we’ll bring you the fastest insights on this matter just stay connected with us.
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After announcing the message reaction features for the Android and iOs users, WhatsApp starts designing the message reaction notifications. It’ll notify users when other users react to a message.
In this manner, users need not open the app frequently to check the responses. In addition, they will be able of customizing the sound effects via selecting different notification tunes existing in the list.
However, this feature is yet to send to the users as it’s still in the developing phase. It’ll soon come for all WhatsApp users across the globe. [Read Whole Story Here]
WhatsApp to soon enable message reaction notifications
In August 2021, WhatsApp has announced the message reaction for iOS users allowing them to show their expression for a particular message without replying to them. Although other social networking platforms including Instagram, Facebook, and iMessage, etc already provide this feature, it’s new for WhatsApp users.
Related to this, new information shows that WhatsApp also working to enable message reaction notifications. It means, when other users react to a message, WhatsApp will push separate notifications for them. The users need not open the app frequently to check the responses.
WhatsApp Message Reaction Notifications
On this matter, the WABetaInfo has shared the preview image (attached below) that shows WhatsApp is designing a new reaction notification setting bar. The users will be able to enable and disable the sound manually as some of them don’t want to be notified while receiving a reaction.
In addition, the users can also customize the sound effects and can select the notification sound from the available list.
As I mentioned at the start, WhatsApp will enable this setting as soon as the message reaction will be available for the users. However, there is no specifies on this matter yet. But there is one sure thing, WhatsApp won’t be left out any platform to send this feature including- iOS, Android, and WhatsApp Web/Desktop.
WhatsApp Message Reaction:
As per the previous reports, the users will be able to use the available emojis to react to a message. Furthermore, a single message can receive multiple reactions (approx 7) in a group. Still, there is limited info revealed on this matter.
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Recently, WhatsApp has fixed a minor bug with the 126.96.36.199 update for some specific beta testers. It was preventing the users from accessing the group and group info, but now WhatsApp has solved this issue.
Now its time to check the preview image-
(Image Credit: WABetaInfo)
WhatsApp fixed the bug blocking the user from accessing group info
A few days ago, WhatsApp has released a minor 188.8.131.52 update for its users. Although it was a regular update and didn’t bring something notable, an annoying bug started to occur after installing this update.
According to WABetaInfo, the users who updated on the 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 versions were not able to access the WhatsApp Group Info due to this unknown bug. There were numerous reports about these issues on the Twitter handles. However, only some specific users had received this update previously.
Luckily, WhatsApp has soon acknowledged this bug that is crashing groups and group info. The team has released the 18.104.22.168 update to fix this bug. Anyhow, if you are also facing glitches and crashes while accessing WhatsApp groups, you can update your app on this latest version to resolve this problem.
Apart from this, WhatsApp has also solved some other problems reported by the specific beta testers in this new version. The beta users were encountering some problems with profile pictures but the new update had fixed the issue for now.
Some users are experiencing this issue after installing 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199. https://t.co/5EPjuIdNVD
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) October 12, 2021
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WhatsApp is preparing to add a new function called “My Contects Except” in the privacy settings. It is a similar feature we have used in the WhatsApp Status Privacy and Group Settings. As of now, the Facebook-owned firm has confirmed this custom privacy option for WhatsApp About, Last Seen, and Profile Picture.
Speaking about its working manner, it follows the vice versa concept. It will allow you to hide your activities from some specific users registered in your contact list. However, you also won’t be able to see their activities. At present, the developers are adding further measurements and will roll out with the future update for Android and iOS platforms.