In 2022, WhatsApp added several new features to improve privacy, group communication, and the calling and messaging experience for users.
Millions of people use WhatsApp on a daily basis. In fact, Mark Zuckerberg reported that during the FIFA World Cup, WhatsApp saw a record 2.5 billion messages sent per second. In 2022, the platform added several new features to improve privacy, group communication, and the calling and messaging experience for users.
Below are five new features that WhatsApp introduced in 2022, making life easier for users:
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Option to hide online status:
WhatsApp users have long requested the ability to hide their online status, and this feature was finally introduced in 2022. Now, users can keep their online status hidden from everyone, including bosses, family, and even partners. This is useful for those who want to ignore messages without others knowing they are online.
Some people prefer to call rather than message, and the message response feature allows them to do so easily. This feature is useful for ending conversations quickly or responding with emotion when you don’t want to continue the conversation. It can also add excitement to group chats by allowing users to respond with any emoji they choose.
This feature allows users to send messages to themselves and pin them on WhatsApp, which can be useful for taking notes or keeping track of to-dos.
WhatsApp introduced avatars, which allow users to create their own personalized profile images. While the available options may be somewhat limited, they serve their purpose in adding some personalization to communications.
Leave groups in silence:
Previously, group members were alerted when someone left a group, but this feature allows users to leave a group secretly without anyone else knowing. This is useful for those who want to leave groups but don’t want to be seen as rude or disrupt the group.