iOS-Android Cross Platform Chat Transfer Now Supported by WhatsApp

Meta-owned WhatsApp has long been testing transferring chat history between Android and iOS. The instant messaging platform has finally made the full functionality official. Until now, it used to only be possible to transfer chat history between ecosystems using third-party data transfer tools. However, these methods are often not free, and they can be difficult to use.

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WhatsApp May Soon Expand Multi-Device to Secondary Phones and Tablets

For a while now, the popular communications platform WhatsApp has been able to support multiple devices when it comes to desktops. Users have been able to use the messenger on their laptops or desktops without needing to maintain an active internet connection on their mobile phones. Until now, this feature was exclusively available for WhatsApp on desktop computers. However, according to a report, this may change soon. As suggested by the evidence in the report, WhatsApp has been working on supporting companion Android devices.

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WhatsApp Adds Cover Photo for WhatsApp Business Accounts

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The popular instant messaging app, WhatsApp, has been planning on introducing the feature of the cover photo for profiles. The Meta-owned communications platform has already been testing out this new feature with select beta testers on the iOS platform. The feature may be rolled out soon. However, for now, it is only available for WhatsApp Business users.

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WhatsApp Beta Tests Estimated Time of Arrival Notices for Shared Files

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Meta-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp has introduced yet another brand new feature for its beta users. This upcoming new feature works well with another feature introduced in the WhatsApp beta– the ability to share larger files. WhatsApp had introduced the ability to share larger files for select beta users earlier in the month.

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WhatsApp Tests Restrictions on Message Forwarding for iOS

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Popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp has stated that will be introducing new limits for forwarded messages. This will limit the number of times a user can share a forwarded message in chat. The Meta subsidiary is doing this to curb the spread of misinformation. In this platform, forwarded messages are primarily responsible for the spread of misinformation. In March, WABetaInfo spotted this limit on WhatsApp Beta version 2.22.7.2 for Android. Now, it appears that the Meta-owned company is introducing this limit on beta versions of the WhatsApp iOS app.

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WhatsApp’s Latest Beta Adds New Unicode 14 Emoji

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New emojis are introduced on an almost yearly basis. Android 12L and iOS 15.4 first introduced Unicode 14. It brings with it 37 new emojis to better convey user reactions. Considering that the Meta-owned company is one of the largest and most popular instant messaging platforms in the world, WhatsApp introducing the same emojis is only logical. According to reports, WhatsApp has done exactly that in its latest beta.

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WhatsApp Tests 2GB Media Files Sharing with Beta Users

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Popular messaging platform WhatsApp is trying out several new features lately. Among these are beta tests of message reactions and features that give users better control while recording voice messages. Now, the messaging platform is introducing yet another new beta WhatsApp feature. This new feature gives users the ability to send media files as large as 2 GB.

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WhatsApp Is Working On An End-To-End Polling Feature For Group Chats

Instant messaging site WhatsApp is always working on creating new features to make the interface more interesting. It is currently working on a new polling feature that will allow users to take polls withing WhatsApp groups. This feature is still is the development stage as of now, and us available to the group members only. The in-app feature, when introduced, would allow users to conduct polls on important topics within their WhatsApp group. In all likelihood, the feature will be rolled out to iOS devices first, before being introduced to desktop and Android users. It should also be noted, though, that as a developing feature, there is no guarantee that it will ever be rolled out.

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WhatsApp Prepares to Launch New Dedicated Communities Tab

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Although there is no official release date declared, more and more details about the debut of the communities feature on WhatsApp are getting unveiled. You can find these even in the latest WhatsApp beta, i.e., the version 2.22.6.9 of the Android app. New indications which suggest how the Meta subsidiary company has been proceeding quickly in integrating the functionality have emerged.

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