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WhatsApp reportedly working on mention badge and other features

The newest feature that has surfaced in the latest beta update is a dedicated badge that can be used for mentioning people during group chats and more.

twitter-logoAnkita Chakravarti | February 6, 2021 | Updated 10:15 IST

Highlights

  • WhatsApp is working on a lot of new features including multi-device support.
  • As per report, WhatsApp will add a new mention badge alongside the pin message option.
  • The new feature has been spotted in the latest beta update.

WhatsApp is working on a lot of new features. The newest feature that has surfaced in the latest beta update is a dedicated badge that can be used for mentioning people during group chats and more. As per report, WhatsApp will add a new mention badge alongside the pin message option. The new feature has been spotted in the latest beta update.

As per Wabetainfo, WhatsApp has released today the 2.21.3.13 beta update. A new mention badge has been added for group chats. "After several updates that addressed bug fixes and general improvements, WhatsApp has released today the 2.21.3.13 beta update. It has nothing new apparently, but we can show today a preview of the feature they're working on in this build: the mention badge! The feature is very simple to explain: when you receive a mention in a group, a new badge will be added in the group cell," the report read.

The feature will be useful during group chats. If rolled out, the mention badge can be used to tag people in a group. The WhatsApp features tracker reports that the feature is under development and it will be rolled out in a future update. As of now, only some of the beta testers can access the feature.

Apart from this, WhatsApp has also rolled out a new sticker pack called Taters n tots for Android users.

On a related note, WhatsApp in the last few months has released a lot of new features. The latest feature that WhatsApp has rolled out recently is the face and fingerprint unlock while linking the device. In order to link WhatsApp Web or Desktop to the WhatsApp account, users will now be asked to use their face or fingerprint unlock on their phones, before scanning a QR code from the phone to link their device. WhatsApp has said that this will prohibit illegal logins to your WhatsApp account on the web. For instance, once the new feature is rolled out, your friend or colleague will not be able to link devices to your WhatsApp account without you. Whenever someone tries to log in without permission on the web version of the messaging app, a notice will pop up on your phone and you can unlink devices from your phone at any time without being physically present in front of your desktop.

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