WhatsApp Working On A New Feature

WhatsApp has now been claimed to be operating on a new feature dubbed as “Mark as read” and it has begun launching out the same for its beta testers on Android platform.

As stated by WABetaInfo on Tweeter, the company has begun launching out the “Mark as read” functionality for its beta testers on Android platform with the version number 2.18.232. The new functionality will allow the consumers to mark incoming texts as read straightly from the notification bar. The functionality will save a lot of time of the consumers since now they will be capable of marking read any text without having to actually read it.

In addition to this, consumers will also have the option to reply the texts straightly from the notification bar itself.

Besides this, the Twitter account that tracks modifications in beta builds of WhatsApp claims that WhatsApp is also operating on a GIF sharing tool. The firm is operating on new upgrades for WhatsApp web and the firm may soon include GIF button to it. In addition to this, it is also been claimed that the firm is also designing a Stickers button. Tapping on the Sticker button will take consumers to the store where they will find WhatsApp Stickers.

On a related note, Facebook earlier declared at its yearly developer meeting F8 that WhatsApp (its popular instant messenger) will shortly receive group calling functions. This week, the firm has declared that it has begun launching out the feature of group calling for both video & voice calls all over the world.

Lately, it was rumored that WhatsApp is operating on including a “Suspicious link” detection functionality. The new functionality is claimed to warn consumers about any suspicious links that they have got from any user. The firm is planning this functionality so as to fight in opposition to the spread of false news.

By Sarah Colin

Sarah Colin is the senior editor of Strange News Chronicle, and can't really think of a better job than one that lets her read and write interesting stories on everything from aliens and asteroids to Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster. Sarah previously worked in magazines at Transcontinental Media and headed up the lifestyle department at Sun Media. Her Twitter bio describes her as a "reader, writer, eater,, fancy geek, summer cyclist," which pretty much sums up how she spends her time outside of work.

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