WhatsApp is testing a new feature that lets group administrators send out invites to the group via third-party apps. While it is yet to be official, the feature is available in the latest version of WhatsApp beta. You can download the latest version of WhatsApp beta from here, or join Google’s Play Store beta testing program. Also Read - Govt brings Sandes instant messaging app to counter WhatsAppAlso Read - Happy Friendship Day 2021: How to send Friendship Day wishes Stickers on WhatsApp
This new feature is likely to increase the reach of WhatsApp with administrators (and probably participants) being able to share invites on more public platforms. As per reports, one will be able to share invites to join a group through QR codes, links or NFC tags. This feature could be specially useful for businesses or communities, which want to invite more people to join their groups.
At the time of filing the story though, the option to send out group invites is not working. The feature was first spotted by Android Police and they have also shared a group invite for test purposes. On clicking the link, you get a pop up message asking if you want to join the group, along with the group’s creator and how many members it currently has.
Recent WhatsApp beta versions have given us a glimpse at the sort of features that we can expect on future app iterations. These include voice mails, and sending ZIP files as attachments among others. The video calling feature has been on the rumor mills for quite some time now, but there is still no word on when it could see the light of day.