WhatsApp possibly facing big change

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WhatsApp is testing an entirely new menu for chat attachments.

WhatsApp is said to be working on a profile update. In the settings, the social network asks users in an additional field to choose a unique username, as WABetaInfo reports.

However, it is unclear how the username will work – but the update is reminiscent of the profile settings of its sister Instagram, which also belongs to the Meta Group.

This feature could change how people find each other and network via WhatsApp. It’s also likely to improve privacy protections.

It is conceivable that users will no longer need their phone number or a QR code to chat, but only this self-selected user name. Conversations that are started with the username should still be end-to-end encrypted.

Edit and chat lock function.
WhatsApp has not officially confirmed the update yet. It will probably be available to beta testers first before being rolled out to all users.

Recently, WhatsApp also announced it would introduce editing of messages 15 minutes after they are sent. Futurezone reported. For recipients, this will be visible through the information “edited.”

In May, the company also introduced the “chat lock” function. The idea is that conversations can be stored in a protected folder. This is supposed to provide more privacy and additional protection if the smartphone falls into the wrong hands.

  • source: futurezone.at/picture: pixabay.com
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