WhatsApp Messenger, or simply WhatsApp, is an American freeware, cross-platform centralized messaging and voice-over-IP (VoIP) service owned by Facebook, Inc. WhatsApp allows its users to users to send text messages and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other content.
WhatsApp’s client application runs on mobile devices but is also accessible from desktop computers, as long as the user’s mobile device remains connected to the Internet while they use the desktop app.
WhatsApp is planning to launch new features this year to enhance the user experience in the app and on the computer. WhatsApp launched features like extending participants in group calls to match up with rivals.
WhatsApp Upcoming Features in 2021
The below-listed features are rumored to be added to WhatsApp during this year to enhance user engagement.
Instagram Reels on WhatsApp:
As reported by WABetaInfo previously, the Facebook-owned messaging platform will soon add a section wherein users will be able to watch Instagram Reels on the platform. This could be a part of Facebook’s integration plan with WhatsApp and Instagram.
WhatsApp recently launched the 7 days disappearing messaging support for Android and iOS users. The messaging platform is soon expected to release a 24-hour disappearing messages feature for users globally.
Multi-device support or logins
WhatsApp users will be able to login to their multiple devices at the same time. The feature is currently in development and was spotted in the beta version last year.
WhatsApp Audio Message Speed:
WhatsApp is rumored to be working on a new audio message feature where users will get the ability to control the speed at which the message plays. As per a report coming from WABetaInfo, this feature will bring the ability to play audio files at 1.5X or 2X speeds. Currently, the standard speed for audio messages is set at 1X.