WhatsApp has launched a number of new and attractive features in the year 2020. WhatsApp has launched the much-awaited WhatsApp Pay, Disappearing Messages feature like Snapchat and many more. WhatsApp is still working on some of the much talked features which it might launch next year like the video calling and voice calling on the web and the multi device support on which WhatsApp is working from very long and are expected to launch by next year.
Here is a list of some of the noticeable WhatsApp features launched in 2020:
WhatsApp Pay: After struggling and working on the payments feature for almost two years, WhatsApp has finally launched the Payments feature successfully. This feature was announced on November 6 but went live for most of the users earlier this week with support for leading banks which includes ICICI Bank, the State Bank of India, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank and Jio Payments Bank. With the help of this feature users can make payments through the app.
Always Mute: WhatsApp had launched the Always Mute feature earlier this month. As the name suggests this feature will let the user mute their WhatsApp groups forever. Earlier, users had the option of muting the groups for a year only but now you can silence those unwanted groups forever.
Disappearing Messages: WhatsApp had introduced a disappearing messages feature a few months ago which is similar to Snapchat’s feature. With the help of this new feature the chats get deleted automatically after a time period of seven days and this feature can be enabled for individual chats as well as for groups. This feature had been rolled out to Android, iOS and Web by WhatsApp.
“We’re starting with 7 days because we think it offers peace of mind that conversations aren’t permanent while remaining practical so you don’t forget what you were chatting about. The shopping list or store address you received a few days ago will be there while you need it, and then disappear after you don’t,” WhatsApp had said.
Advanced Search Mode: This feature allows the users to search pictures, videos, links and other vital things within the app.
Customizable Wallpapers: This feature is for customising chat wallpapers, a sticker search feature, more doodle wallpapers and a feature to set separate wallpapers for normal mode as well as for dark mode. This means that now users can set different wallpapers for different users. They can also set different wallpapers for dark mode and normal mode both.
Dark Mode: This was one of the major features which was launched by WhatsApp. This feature filters out harmful lights in order to reduce eye strain and is now available on WhatsApp web, Android and iOS.