According to the latest sources, WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned online social chatting platform is currently working on new reaction features for its service. The platform’s latest beta version brings the ability to manage reaction notifications with new settings and to disable them or change their tone for iOS users.
With this new feature, users can be alerted or not by new reactions the same way they are with messages and groups notifications. Though WhatsApp may be working on this new feature the Public Beta is still unable for testers to try out the new feature.
According to previous information coming from WABetaInfo, messages can have an infinite amount of reactions however, they will stop being counted when reaching 999 of them, after that a “+” sign will appear.
The social media platform has also been working on multi-device support 2.0. this new feature will bring an iPad app and let users connect to the app even without an internet connection with their phones or with it off.
Currently, the new public beta testers for the WhatsApp desktop app are already able to join the multi-device beta programme. This program lets users use WhatsApp with up to four devices paired without the need for a smartphone connected to the internet.
The company has also finally acknowledged the pleas of its users and has started rolling out end-to-end encrypted chat backups for iOS and Android users globally. And the new update of the platform brings the feature where, if a user chooses to back up his chat history with end-to-end encryption, then only they will be able to access it, and no one will be able to unlock the backup. Neither WhatsApp nor the backup service provider will be able to access their end-to-end encryption backup.