Hey, great news! WhatsApp has some exciting new features in the works, as reported by WABetaInfo. One of these features is usernames, which was spotted in the beta version 18.104.22.168 for Android. With usernames, WhatsApp users will be able to choose a unique username associated with their account. In the future, this could mean that users can find each other using their usernames instead of relying on phone numbers. It’s worth noting that conversations initiated using usernames will be end-to-end encrypted, ensuring privacy and security.
Additionally, beta testers using version 22.214.171.124 of the Android app have noticed a new screen sharing feature. By simply pressing the screen sharing button during a video call, users can confirm and start sharing their screen with others. The feature also includes the ability to record the shared portion of the call, as shown in the screenshots.
Furthermore, there are other features being tested by selected beta testers. One such feature is the “status archive” setting, allowing businesses to archive statuses after 24 hours and reshare them at a later time. Currently, it appears that the status archive feature is primarily intended for businesses.
It’s always exciting to see WhatsApp working on new features to enhance the user experience. Stay tuned for more updates as these features make their way to the wider WhatsApp community!