WhatsApp recently added features like video calling, writing on pictures and videos, mentions in group chats, and quoting replies. It is clear that these features of WhatsApp are a copy of the features of other popular apps like Telegram, Snapchat and Skype. Learn about eight other features we all want to see in WhatsApp and which are present in other popular apps.
1) Download media of your choice
WhatsApp currently has global settings for automatically downloading media such as photos, videos, audios and documents. Whether it is sent to a group or a single user. Everyone knows that media downloads should be turned off on mobile data so that your internet data is not wasted. Apart from this, it may also be advised to turn off media downloads altogether to avoid filling up the phone’s internal storage with useless media files. But because of this, even the files coming from the selected people are not able to be downloaded from whom we want to download the files coming from them. And these files are downloaded only when we click on them. More control over media with auto downloads to individual people and groups is probably a feature every WhatsApp user wants.
2) Separate tabs for group and single user chats
However, WhatsApp is a platform for informal conversations. But due to its unique and special feature, many important conversations are also held here. Apart from this, many of us interact with office colleagues on WhatsApp. Many times when you open WhatsApp, you see many messages in these groups at the top. If you want to check each chat window one by one, then you will have to see all these groups.
If you have such a view in WhatsApp, which will make the conversation between two people easier. The approach is to separate chat tabs with group conversations and one-to-one users.
3) Login directly from desktop (no phone connection needed)
It was really nice to have access to WhatsApp on desktop amidst the hassle of peeking between phone and desktop for every message received. But it is not very convenient to use. To use WhatsApp on desktop, it is necessary that the phone and internet connection are on. Sometimes it is not at all convenient. Like if your phone is not charged and you want to reply to someone on WhatsApp from computer. Whereas Telegram or Facebook’s own Messenger app work completely differently on desktop and phone.
4) Do not join the group without checking
Friends and relatives have this habit of including us even if we do not want to join a group. And many messages such as nano-GPS rumours, jokes and forwarded messages keep coming in these. A user can be blocked on WhatsApp but not a group. So in the group you can also spam the people who have blocked you. There should be a feature to choose whether we want to join the group or not. This feature can also be like friend request on Facebook.
5) Migrating Chat Backup Between Android and iPhone
Are you also afraid that if ever you switch between Android and iPhone then your WhatsApp chat will be deleted. WhatsApp on iOS only backs up chats that are on Apple’s device exclusive iCloud. While Google Drive is used on Android. Google Drive service is also available on iOS but iOS users cannot restore their chats from there. Apps like Telegram keep their encrypted backups. Use the service, which makes it easy to switch to different platforms. But it seems WhatsApp doesn’t want all the chats and media in the world on its servers. But we think there should at least be a way of chat migration between the two biggest OS mobile platforms in the world.
6) Audio Conference
WhatsApp launched the voice calling feature in March last year. And now we think the time has come while WhatsApp gets audio call conferencing feature. This will make it easier for not only WhatsApp users but also their friends to connect. This will also benefit businessmen, especially users who make weekly conference calls.
7) Message Queuing feature when there is no connectivity on iOS
The problem of not being able to queue messages for iOS users has been around for years. And now it seems very strange that the company has not yet solved this problem. When there is no network on the iPhone (when in an elevator or airplane), the message can neither be written nor queued. So that it is automatically delivered when the phone is back connected to the internet. It doesn’t appear to be a technical issue on iOS as Facebook Messenger works fine.
8) Encrypted Cloud Backup
WhatsApp provides end-to-end encryption for chats. But chat backup is not encrypted. If you back up a conversation to iCloud or Google Drive, it is not encrypted. Which means that anyone can take advantage of the message when it is visible. The introduction of encrypted backup will solve this problem.
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