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WhatsApp Video Control Bar coming for iOS users

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After Android, the WhatsApp Video Control Bar is coming for iOS users, letting them enable pause/resume the PIP videos. The Android devices recently received this function last week.

According to our mates over WABetaInfo, WhatsApp Video Control Bar comes with a brand new interface. The users will be getting three buttons with pause/resume, enlarge, and terminate buttons.

Besides enjoying the larger preview links, now users will be able to stop the received clips in between. In addition, the video progress bar will let them check where left off the last time after watching the video.

The users will also be able to enlarge the video screen to enjoy a larger view. Although it’s a minor change, it’ll help a lot as users won’t need to complete the entire video at once or watch it from the start.

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Below you can check the preview image of the new video PIP interface-

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(WhatsApp video control bar, Image from WABetaInfo)

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Rolling Out Status:

The WhatsApp beta for iOS 2.21.220.15 brings the new video control bar interface for the specific beta testers. The users who haven’t received this feature yet can wait for the next update as WhatsApp has just started to roll out it.

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However, some iPhone users already received it with the previous updates as well. On the other hand, the team has sent it for Android smartphones last week.

More About WhatsApp:

Aside from the features, WhatsApp is also making significant changes in the emoji section. Previously, it has introduced 3D stickers for drawing tools, and now it’s developing customizable emojis.

It means the users will be able to set different couple emojis using the various skin tone combinations. They can choose skin tones for different genders and can decide their place for right and left. (Read More)

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WhatsApp hide ‘Online Status’ feature is coming

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WhatsApp is working on a new feature called “who can see when I’m online”, it will help you hide your online status, whenever you open your WhatsApp account. This is quite a new and useful as well as requested feature for those who want to hide their activity on WhatsApp.

How does it work?

WhatsApp already comes with a feature named – Last Seen, which allows you to see the last time your contact has used WhatsApp or they were online. However, in the past, WhatsApp has already introduced the feature that would enable or disable your last seen from contacts or non-contact people.

Wabetainfo reveals that you can now, hide your last online status, which would allow you to hide your active session. In simple words, the word “online” won’t show to your contact during or until the time you close WhatsApp.

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(image source – wabetainfo)

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You can share your last online status with everyone or with the selected contact. The selected contact feature is based on the options that come under the last seen & online options. Still, you won’t be able to see other people’s last seen and online status until you don’t share yours.

This feature is coming on WhatsApp settings, under the Privacy section. From here you can choose the corresponding options.

Availability:

Just like other features, WhatsApp is currently testing the hide online status feature for Android devices under the beta channel but we can expect the company to bring it to public WhatsApp users soon.

Also, the picture shown above along with the features might change in a stable release.

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WhatsApp chat ‘delete for everyone’ feature time limit to extend soon

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WhatsApp is sending a new beta update for the Android testers through the Google Play Store, which extends the time to erase messages that are occasionally or accidentally sent. Meanwhile, this WhatsApp beta release aims to enhance delete for everyone time.

As per the present stable version of WhatsApp, the ‘delete for everyone’ option is visible for up to one hour eight minutes and 16 seconds of message delivery. This sometimes annoys users and causes reason for bad user experience.

WhatsApp’s latest beta update for Android users gives them an indication of relief with the extended time limit of the delete for everyone option, you can now delete the message after 2 days and 12 hours.

WhatsApp is now gradually releasing a new time limit for ‘delete for everyone’ to some beta testers and more activations are planned over the coming weeks.

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You can come to see other chatting apps like Telegram and Instagram have the option to unsent or delete the messages permanently without leaving its excerpt, on the other hand, WhatsApp will let you delete the sent messages under the given deadline and that will leave its part of send text.

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Notably, the receiver can see that you delete some messages and it may cause the reason for the mismatch. Well, WhatsApp continues working to enhance its feature to give users a better experience.

Upcoming update:

In addition, the company is also developing a new feature for WhatsApp groups, which allows you to delete any message in a group if you are a group admin. This means you have access to erase any unwanted text from any member of your group.

This feature is under work and WhatsApp soon release a new update for the Android and iOS beta testers with the above-mentioned feature and improvement.

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WhatsApp Android rolling out redesigned location sticker with 2.22.13.16 Beta

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WhatsApp is sending a new beta update for some of its Android beta testers that features a redesigned location sticker. The update is appearing through the Google Play Beta Program, and users can identify it with version 2.22.13.16.

Compatibility of the feature

The app-oriented firm is mainly developing the feature as a drawing editor tool. At present, 2.22.13.16 is the compatible version that is rolling out the respective function. However, users may also find the same feature in the 2.22.13.14 beta version as well.

WhatsApp Redesigned Location Sticker

As the name reflects, the location sticker gets redesigned with the new update. Further, it adds a light green variant to the varieties of stickers. Thus, users will find a transparent as well as a white layout, with a green location symbol. Users can variate the alternatives by tapping on the sticker.

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(WhatsApp Redesigned Location Sticker, Images from WABetaInfo)

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Further, to rectify, whether the new feature is available to your application or not, follow the steps given below:

  • Open the WhatsApp application
  • Go to the Drawing Editor tool
  • Select an image, so that the tools may get access
  • Tap on the Content Stickers for checking the availability

In some scenarios, it may happen that the user does not find the new tool. Don’t panic, it only hints that the application needs some more updates to showcase the feature.

Alongside, since the feature is rolling out in a beta update, it is in the hands of a small number of Android users. Although, the company will release the feature as well as some more new implements in the time ahead.

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