Sept 30 (The Sun) – We’ve rounded up some of the biggest rumoured, leaked and in-testing features.
We don’t know exactly when these features will arrive, but they’re likely to land this year – given how WhatsApp’s testing process usually works.
However delays do happen, so don’t hold your breath.
WhatsApp is currently testing the ability to hide your Last Seen status for specific contacts.
That means you can let certain people know when you were last online – and exclude others.
Of course, if you’re not sharing your Last Seen with people, you can’t see their Last Seen status either.
WhatsApp is also working on a feature that lets you create your own stickers.
You’ll be able to turn images into stickers – and then share them with friends.
Importantly, it will send as a sticker and not an image, so it won’t clog up phone space on recipient devices.
Expect to see lots of hilarious custom stickers in the near future.
Probably one of the most exciting updates is a rumoured improvement to media quality.
WhatsApp currently compresses photos and videos to save space and improve transfer speeds.
This degrades their quality and can sometimes make them look much worse – especially when it comes to video.
But the app is expected to soon let you decide whether you want to send compressed media or “best quality”.