WhatsApp To Update ‘Gmail Like Feature’ Soon!
Popular instant messaging app, WhatsApp is now working on a new feature which will enable users to label spam messages.
As per WaBetaInfo (@wabetainfo), a Twitter account that tracks changes in WhatsApp’s beta builds, the company is working on a new feature which will enable users to mark an unknown sender as spam. The feature will come in the next update version 2.17.430. Users will also be able to report or block such senders. The twitter account further adds that the feature will be developed for both iOS and Android users.
In an official post, WABeta Info says, “A spammer never sends spam messages to a single contact, but he is used to send them to multiple users, selecting them in his contacts list, picking these data from the Internet or from some registration services. These messages may content unwanted advertising and fake news, and they often invite you to forward the message to your contacts.”
Presently, WhatsApp allows users to send messages 25 times. The upcoming feature will alert the users if a message has been forwarded more than 25 times. The forwarded message will come with a label ‘Forwarded Many Times’.
Recently, Facebook-owned WhatsApp mistakenly rolled out the new feature in a beta update. For quite some time the company has been testing its ‘Reply Privately’ feature. The Reply Privately feature enables the users to send messages privately in individual or group chat. According to WaBetaInfo the developers mistakenly enabled the feature.
The tweet said, “In the new WhatsApp beta for Windows Phone 2.17.344 the private reply feature is disabled. Probably WhatsApp has wrongly enabled it in 2.17.342.”
The Twitter account further added that the feature will be available only in group chat for the time being and will be incorporated in the small menu which pops-up whenever a user press and hold on a message.