- WhatsApp is working on adding two new features to its Android app.
- WhatsApp is likely to get support for dark mode soon.
- WhatsApp is also working on refining its disappearing messages feature.
WhatsApp is working on adding a number of new features to its platform. Last week details about WhatsApp’s disappearing messages feature surfaced online. Initial reports indicated that the Facebook-owned social messaging app offered two time limits — 5 seconds and 1 hour – to users as a timer for their disappearing messages. Now, the company has added more options to the feature.
According to a report by WABetaInfo, the blog that reported the setting first, WhatsApp has added four new options to the feature. The disappearing messages now comes with an on/off switch in group chats. This means that users can either set a specific limit for their chats or turn off the feature complete. This means that they can also selectively turn on the feature when they wish to share some sensitive information within a group chat.
The disappearing messages feature, apart from offering 5 seconds and 1 hour in timer settings, offers Off, 1 day, 7 days and 30 days in timer settings. This feature is still in development and hence isn’t available to anyone yet.
Apart from the disappearing messages feature, WhatsApp is also working on adding a dark theme on to its Android-based app – a feature that was in news earlier this year. Now a new report by the blog site indicates that WhatsApp is closer than ever in terms on implementing the dark theme in its Android app.
As per the report, WhatsApp will offer dark theme under the new Themes section in the Settings menu. Up on opening the section, the popular social messaging app will offer three options to the WhatsApp users. The White Theme is the usual light theme that we all are accustomed to over the years. The Dark Theme is the feature that we all have been waiting for. As per the report, WhatsApp will adopt blue night colours on opting for this option. The third option is the System Default option which dynamically adopts to your phone’s system-wide dark theme. This option is particularly useful if you have a smartphone running on Android 10, which brings in native support for dark mode on Android device. The Dark Theme, on the other hand, is more relevant on Andriod devices running on Android 9.0 Pie or older versions of Android OS that don’t support a system-wide dark theme.