WhatsApp, from animated stickers to QR code: here are the latest features

WhatsApp updates with five new features: some are already available, others will arrive soon. Here's what they are

Continually updating the application is one of the goals that WhatsApp pursues and the continuous release of new versions, especially in beta, proves it. After improving video calling and making the application more livable by limiting the spread of fake news, the developers have focused on other more or less important features. Features that are now ready to arrive, as confirmed by the same company through a video posted on social.

In total, there are five new tools that will be released in the coming days/weeks. In fact, to be honest, some of the new features are already available: just update the application to the latest available version. Among them there is also the dark mode for WhatsApp Web and the possibility in video calls to put in over-impression the person who is talking. The two most important new features, however. will only arrive in the coming weeks and we are talking about the animated stickers and the QR code to quickly add new contacts. Here's how they work.

WhatsApp, how the animated stickers work

Already present on the beta version, now the animated stickers will also arrive on the official version. The release is expected in the coming weeks. With animated stickers, chats will become much more fun and every user will be able to create animated stickers and upload them to the WhatsApp Store for free.

What is the QR code for on WhatsApp

The QR code is a bit more complex function than animated stickers. It is a tool designed to easily share with people who have just met your contact: just scan via the app's camera the QR code that will appear on your smartphone. Each user will have a personal QR code and it can be activated through the settings of their personal account.

The QR code is being tested also for groups. The goal is the same: to make the app easier to use. To invite a person to a group, you won't have to send them a link, but just have them scan the QR code.

The new features already available on WhatsApp

The developers also announced three other features, but in this case they are already available. On WhatsApp Web, dark mode has arrived and can be activated directly from the Settings of your personal account. For video calls, a rather useful fix has been made, especially when there are 7-8 participants: the person who starts talking is over-impressed on the screen. Finally, for those who have a smartphone with KaiOS operating system, they now finally have access to the Status section.