WhatsApp Working on Feature to Allow Wallpapers in Chats on Android: Report

WhatsApp is reportedly working on a brand new Wallpaper characteristic that may permit customers to select completely different backgrounds for various chats, based mostly on the theme used in the app. This new characteristic was noticed in a earlier iOS beta model, and now it’s stated to be underneath growth for Android customers as properly. Its growth was sighted in the WhatsApp v2.20.199.5 beta for Android. Because this characteristic is underneath growth, it will not be accessible to customers even when if they’re utilizing the beta model. WhatsApp is anticipated to allow the identical for beta customers in the long run, adopted by rollout for everybody.

WABetaInfo noticed the brand new Wallpaper characteristic in the WhatsApp v2.20.199.5 beta for Android. A report by the WhatsApp options tracker says that when customers will look to select a default wallpaper in the app, it can ask if they need to obtain the WhatsApp Wallpaper app. This is reported to be an official WhatsApp app that gives Wallpapers for the social messaging platform. This app is listed on Google Play and was final up to date in 2011. Once the brand new Wallpaper characteristic goes reside, WhatsApp will probably replace this app with extra choices to select from.

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New Wallpaper characteristic was noticed in WhatsApp v2.20.199.5 beta for Android
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As talked about, the brand new Wallpaper characteristic will permit customers to select completely different wallpapers for various chats, related to the way it was noticed on iOS. WABetaInfo says that this characteristic shall be accessible for Android customers in a future construct; nonetheless, the precise rollout timeline will not be identified.

WhatsApp is reportedly working on a Storage Usage redesign as properly. The part is anticipated to have a brand new storage bar on the high that gives particulars concerning the portion of area consumed by the media information shared over WhatsApp. There’s additionally going to be a Suggested clear up choice that lists forwarded and enormous information in a thumbnail view to assist customers evaluation and delete them to release some area. This characteristic can be at the moment underneath growth and hasn’t been enabled for WhatsApp beta customers.


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