WhatsApp will be rolling out new features over the next few weeks to everyone.
First is that they have finally rolled out the expanded video call limit that was previously seen on the beta versions. You can now have to 8 people on a video call which is double the previous limit. WhatsApp has also added a feature that makes it easier to focus on whoever you want why pressing and holding on their video to full screen.
The second huge feature is animated stickers. This is a feature we have enjoyed on Telegram for a while and now they are rolling out new animated sticker packs. Animated stickers are way more fun than traditional sticker packs and WhatsApp says the latter are sent in their billions daily.
QR codes are also being pushed in a huge way on WhatsApp. You will use QR codes on WhatsApp as an easy way to add a new contact. All you have to do is scan their QR code to add them to your contacts.
Group Video and Voice Calls Now Support 8 Participants
The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that many of us are isolated from friends and family. As a result, we see that people all over the world are turning to voice and video calling on WhatsApp more than ever before. Group calling has been particularly useful and our users have asked to connect with more people at once. Starting today, we’re doubling the number of participants you can have on a WhatsApp video or voice call from 4 to 8 people at a time.
Dark mode has now been finally added to WhatsApp web and desktop. A lot of people use WhatsApp on desktop and this will be good news for those that use them at night.
Finally, they have added improvements to their KaiOS app variant. WhatsApp for KaiOS will now have Status, which makes it keep up with the other mobile versions of the app.