5 features we want to see on WhatsApp in 2020
WhatsApp has rolled out several interesting updates over the years but there still remain certain features that we want to see in the app, ones that will make it all the better for daily use.Updated: Jan 18, 2020 08:03 IST
With over 400 million users in India, WhatsApp is undoubtedly one of the most popular messaging apps. WhatsApp has rolled out several interesting updates over the years but there still remain certain features that we want to see in the app, ones that will make it all the better for daily use.
The feature is already available on WhatsApp’s rival Telegram and it is soon expected to reach the Facebook-owned app as well. With this feature the messages will automatically get destroyed after a stipulated period of time. The feature is expected to leave no trace of the message once it has destroyed itself. The duration after which the message will get deleted can be chosen on Telegram and something similar too is being expected from WhatsApp.
Message pinning in group chats
With this feature, users will be able to pin a message on the top of the chat. The message will always feature on the top irrespective of the date or time it has been sent at.
Cross-platform support for iOS and Android
As of now the WhatsApp backup goes to Google Drive for Android users and to iCloud for iOS users. However, if an Android user switches to iOS or vice versa, then there is no way to retrieve the backup.
If a feature like this is rolled out, there will probably be a common server where the backup of all users irrespective of the fact whether they are using Android or iOS device will get stored.
Sending full length videos
Currently, only videos up to 16 MB, roughly 3 minutes, can be shared. If WhatsApp allows sending of an entire video, then it will just make it all the better.