6 new WhatsApp features are likely to roll out in 2021

Tapasvi Vibhute
·1-min read

Recently, Whatsapp has been seen working on limited new features. Some of these features are in a development phase, while others are being tested in beta. Following is the list of WhatsApp features that are in work and expected to launch in 2021.

Let’s take a look:

  1. Calling via WhatsApp Web and desktop app:
    This is the most awaited feature on WhatsApp. Whatsapp Web and desktop app are rumoured to get voice and video calling support. Currently, you can only send messages and files to contracts using the desktop app.

  2. Multi-device support
    With the feature, WhatsApp users will be able to login to multiple devices simultaneously. Currently, WhatsApp only supports two devices at the same time, namely a phone and a desktop.

  3. Mute Video
    WhatsApp doesn’t have the option to mute videos but going forward, WhatsApp is expected to allow users to mute the video. This feature is still in development phase. In order to mute the video, the user will have to tap on the speaker icon before sharing it with someone in their contacts.

  4. Read Later
    This feature is said to be an improved version of an existing archive chats feature. When a chat is moved to read later, WhatsApp won’t send notifications to that chat. The feature will include ‘Vacation Mode’ in order to ensure that the read later chats work the same way as archived chats.

  5. Whatsapp Insurance
    Whatsapp users will soon be able to buy insurance via WhatsApp. Initially, WhatsApp will sel SBI general sachet-health insurance cover and HDFC pension schemes via its platform.

  6. Join missed group calls
    A future update will allow this feature that they have been invited to after the call has started