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From Communities to limited Google Drive storage, here are the top 5 features coming to WhatsApp

Upcoming WhatsApp features: WhatsApp is working on a host of new features including Google Drive chat backups, Communities, Group Links and Request Account Info among others.

By Shweta Ganjoo | Updated:Thu, February 03, 2022 11:19am


Request Account Info

Request Account Info feature will enable users to request some details of their accounts, such as their activity info, privacy settings, information about their devices. While this feature is already available in WhatsAp’s Android and iOS-based apps, the company is now planning to introduce it on its web and desktop-based platforms. (Image: WABetaInfo)


New time limit for deleting a sent message

WhatsApp is also planning to introduce a different time limit until when a user can delete a sent message. WABetaInfo reports that the company is planning to set the new limit to 2 days and 12 hours. This feature is still under development and there is no word on when WhatsApp will roll out the change. (Image: Pixabay)



WhatsApp is working on a new introduction to WhatsApp Communities. With Communities users will be able to bring all their groups together and manage them easily. Users will also be able to reach everyone at once by sending messages to all members and keeping them updated. This feature isn’t available to beta testers yet. (Image: WABetaInfo)


Limited Google Drive storage space

Google Drive is planning to limit the space that it offers to WhatsApp users for storing chat backups. Earlier, Android users could use unlimited space for the same. Now, WhatsApp code suggests that the company will warn users when their free space for storing chat backups is about to get exhausted. (Image: Pixabay)


Group Invite Link

WhatsApp is planning to introduce a new Group Links feature that will enable users to join a group by clicking on the link shared by the admin. WABetaInfo reports that if a group is ended by WhatsApp, this link will no longer be available or functional. However, if the messaging app feels that the group was incorrectly removed. If that happens, the link that was previously unavailable will become available again. (Image: WABetaInfo)

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