The 6 large adjustments coming to the moment messaging utility in 2021

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WhatsApp: The 6 big changes coming to the instant messaging application in 2021

Several updates were released last year, such as personalized wallpapers or the option to silence conversations forever. Now the application has added more features and they are expected in 2021.

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January
2, 2021

3 min read

This article has been translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors can occur due to this process.

In the almost 12 years of its existence, WhatsApp released some updates, such as the famous custom wallpapers, the new search tool Emoji, as well as the ability to mute your chats forever. However, they continue to develop new tools and features that may come out this year.

Internal announcements on WhatsApp and new terms of use

On February 8, the application will update its Terms of Use, which will include a tool that the company will use to send certain announcements to users, according to WABetaInfo portal.

It is worth noting that these messages are not sent through a chat, but are displayed as a special notice in the application. They may be redirected to external websites or require certain actions from users.

Vacation mode

The application is currently developing vacation mode to allow users to archive conversations and groups for a period of time to mute and disable chat notifications.

This need arises from the fact that many users do not want to participate in a conversation but for some reason cannot withdraw.

Purchases directly from the app

As previously known, a WhatsApp account can be used as a business medium, which makes this option very useful as, like applications related to it, they incorporated purchases through this messaging app not so long ago.

Desktop version for calls and video calls

As on Android and iOS devices, calls and video calls are the main innovations WhatsApp will introduce in 2021 for web and desktop versions. The functionality is in beta but is one of the most anticipated.

Choice of many devices

The same account is expected to be used on four different devices, although it is not yet known whether these will include tablets and other electronic devices. However, the application can be used without the main smartphone connected to the internet. This allows WhatsApp Web to be used even if the phone is left off.

Self-destruction of certain visual content

The company is working on a feature to improve the privacy of its platform. It's a tool that deletes any attachments – pictures, videos, or animated Giff – sent to a contact after the recipient opens them. A very useful option that allows you to save disk space, although it gives the user the option to choose whether to add the validity of these files or not.

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