Find Out What’s New in the Latest WhatsApp Beta for iOS and Android Users

WhatsApp has announced plans of introducing two new features soon. One, it is currently testing the scope of searching for local businesses that offer specific products within the app itself. Second, WhatsApp has also launched multi-device support, enabling users to link their Mac and iPhone without joining the TestFlight beta program.

In addition, WhatsApp users are also likely to see the launch of the highly anticipated disappearing mode soon. 

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More about WhatsApp’s beta e-commerce feature

At present, the Facebook-owned messaging platform is testing new features that promote e-commerce on WhatsApp. The new features are being tested in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

As of now, WhatsApp does not allow advertisements to run on the platform, which makes the new feature even more interesting. It will allow users to search for local stores on the application and connect with local services easily. Initial reports suggest that Whatsapp is expected to include businesses such as local services, retail, and food. 

Matt Idema. VP of Business Messaging, Facebook said that this could be one of the ways users can initiate a commerce process in Whatsapp. He also confirmed that there is a strong possibility of the feature being expanded to other countries such as Indonesia and India in the near future. 

iOS Users Will Finally Enjoy Multi-device Support

It seems like the wait is finally over for iOS users. WhatsApp users who run it on a stable iOS version will soon enjoy multi-device support. Besides, the company has begun testing the initial version of multi-device support on iOS and Android. 

Currently, the feature is beginning to roll out on a stable channel for iOS users. As things stand, only four devices can be connected out of which, none of them can be phones, barring the main device. 

Disappearing Mode to Make Whatsapp Beta Debut 

WhatsApps’ disappearing mode has been on the cards for a while now. WhatsApp users will finally be able to experience it soon. The feature is similar to the “vanish mode” on Instagram, wherein messages are automatically deleted after some time has passed. 

The WhatsApp beta for Android has disclosed quite a lot of data about this feature. Users will be able to choose for how long they want their messages to stay before they are deleted. 

All these features are primarily aimed toward enhancing user experiences and simultaneously building an e-commerce ecosystem in different countries. 

Which feature are you most excited about? Will you use the disappearing mode? Leave your comments below and share your thoughts. 

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Karandeep was born in Pune, Maharashtra, an upcoming metropolitan city in the Western region of India. While most members of his family are engineers, he had different ideas. He was more inclined toward exploring the non-technical aspects of a business, which is why he studied Bachelors of Business Administration at Symbiosis International University, Pune.  Having said that, his love for new and upcoming technologies remained intact, which is why he has written extensively about technology throughout his career. After a brief stint with a gaming company at the beginning of his career, he discovered that his love for writing was not temporary.  Being a tech geek, he always liked installing and playing around with new applications on his mobile devices and the home desktop. He was fascinated by how technology can simplify even the most mundane and complex tasks with just a few commands. He keeps a close eye on how businesses use different tools to streamline their operations to boost productivity and efficiency.  At ToolsMetric, he writes product reviews that cover the main features and specifications of different enterprise applications. The sheer amount of innovation and hard work that goes into building these tech solutions is one of the reasons why Karandeep loves reviewing these tools. Besides product reviews, he also writes interesting news articles and blogs that track the latest developments in the tech industry.  When he is not writing, you can find him rooted to his seat playing video games, watching movies, or supporting his favorite football team. Since his childhood, he has always loved to travel and explore new places. Traveling is a major part of his life due to a myriad of reasons such as experiencing new cultures, food, and traditions. His other hobbies include playing football, cooking, and running.  You can find him on LinkedIn here.

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