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WhatApp to get Community, search message shortcut, more soon

Here is the list of top upcoming WhatsApp features and updates coming in the next months. From Community, Search Message Shortcut, to several other updates, here what we can expect from the tech giant.

By Deepti Ratnam | Published:Fri, March 11, 2022 4:10pm


Search Message Shortcut

WhatsApp is working on a new feature, Search Message Shortcut. This feature is currently being tested for Android users. With this, users can search for a specific message by going to the user's profile. WABetaInfo has reported it.


Display of WhatsApp Profile Photo in Notifications

WhatsApp is about to roll out a really cool feature, in which the profile photo will be shown in iOS system notifications when users receive new messages from chats and groups. However, this feature has been released for some beta testers only on iOS 15, and it is expected that soon it will be rolled out for other users.


WhatsApp Community

Social media messenger WhatsApp groups can be made even more significant, allowing users to club up to 10 chat groups under a single community, such as Discord. But this feature will be available only for those administrators, through which messages can be sent to all the community groups.


Search Message Shortcut

WhatsApp is working on a new feature called Search Message Shortcut for its Android app that will enable users to look for a specific message within a chat by going to a user’s profile. It is available to some Android beta testers starting today and the company is also working on bringing the same for its iOS based app. (Image: Pixabay)


Hide last seen from selected contacts

The last seen status in WhatsApp is hidden for all users. Now the company is preparing to change it through an update. Once the update comes, users will select the contacts from whom they want to hide their last seen status.


WhatsApp logout

Users are eagerly waiting for this feature of WhatsApp. After introducing this feature, users will be able to log out from their WhatsApp account. As of now, the logout feature is not available in WhatsApp, and to take a break from WhatsApp, and you have to either uninstall the app or delete the account.


Allows you to edit receiver when you share WhatsApp media

WhatsApp is planning to design an interface that tells who you're sending media to and allows users to select a new receiver before sharing their media. The new feature is also speculated to enable users to upload media to their status updates while sending photos, videos, GIFs on WhatsApp chats.