WhatsApp is working on adding certain long-due features for its instant messaging app. According to WABetaInfo report, a blog that tracks WhatsApp developments, the Facebook-owned social messaging app has recently submitted a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 2.19.345. In this update, according to the blog report, a new photo icon will be available along with from minor bug fixes. This is a tiny tweak on the app that changes the icons of sent and received messages and replaces the camera icon of images to a somewhat similar-looking Gallery icon that exists on most of the stock Android phones.

The camera icon on WhatsApp may look somewhat similar to the Gallery icon that exists on most of the stock Android phones
The camera icon on WhatsApp may look somewhat similar to the Gallery icon that exists on most of the stock Android phones (WAbetainfo)


Apart from that, the blog also stated that WhatsApp may soon add the feature of multiple device support to its Android app. However, a similar feature has been rolled out in the WhatsApp Beta version of iOS devices.

For the time being, the WhatsApp Beta for iOS 2.19.120.20 has the new feature called 'Registration Notifications', which can prove to be very useful when an iPhone or iPad user requests a new code from a second device.

How does this feature work?

In this Beta feature, there is a hidden string that displays, "The recipient’s device list changed. Tap Verify to confirm the new security code." This essentially will notify the users whenever someone tries to log into their accounts or register themselves to a new WhatsApp account with users' phone numbers, thus, enhancing security and encryption of messages across the instant messaging app.

The blog states, "This string helps us to understand that the encryption key of shared messages is connected to the devices list of members in the chat."

However, there is no other detail of this feature as of now.

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