Lucknow: Popular messaging app, WhatsApp is reportedly working on several new features including ‘mention badge’ for group chats. A latest version is also available in its beta app which could only be accessed by a few beta testers.
According to reports, this feature is available for Android 126.96.36.199 beta. However, the feature is not visible to WhatsApp users as of now, but while the messaging platform is working on the feature it is expected to roll out sometime in the future. The new ‘mention badge’ feature will be useful during group chats and could be used to tag people in a group.
Other than this, WhatsApp developers have also launched a new sticker pack called ‘Taters n tots’, which is available for Android users.
The company has meanwhile released a lot of new features in past few months, one of the features was the’ face and fingerprint unlock’ while linking the device. This feature enables users to keep their WhatsApp Web login safe as they will be asked to use their face or fingerprint unlock, before scanning a QR code from the smartphone.
Today we’re starting to roll out a new security feature for WhatsApp Web and Desktop: face and fingerprint unlock when linking devices.
WhatsApp does not see your face or fingerprint data.
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) January 28, 2021
As this feature will prohibit illegal logins, your colleague or friends will not be able to link their devices to your WhatsApp account without your consent and if someone tries to log in without permission on the web version of the messaging app, a notice will be sent on the smartphone, once the feature is activated. Furthermore, users can also unlink the device from the phone at any time without having to be physically present in front of the desktop.