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WhatsApp team has been hard at work in improving and adding new features to its Messaging Application on all the platforms. The team has been working very hard in testing some new features which they plan to release to its App on all the platforms. Below are the list of new features the team is planning to release to the official version of the App. Currently the below features are being tested on the Beta Applications on the platforms.

List of new features:

  • Revoke Sent Messages:The WhatsApp Team is working on releasing Revoke Messages feature to its application. Currently, it’s  been tested with the beta software for iPhone. Users claimed that the trial allowed them to revoke their messages. Thus, the recipient would get a note saying that the message has been revoked by the sender.
  • Preview of Archived Files: WhatsApp is still testing another feature that should allow users to preview contents from files sent in archive, which include ZIP and RAR files.
  • Streaming Videos: Reports say that users will be able to view streaming videos as they download. Accordingly, this feature has solely been featured for beta users only. This will allow users to play videos immediately without waiting for the download.
  • Animated GIF Image Support: Users will be able to send GIF through the attached file button that will open the device’s Gallery. Thus, they will be able to find the right GIF file to share to recipients.

The company has not given any particular release date as to when the above features will be released to the general public. Also the above features are currently being tested on the Beta App of iPhone. There is also no word as to when these features will be released to the Beta testers on Android and Windows Platforms.

What do you think about the new features the Facebook owned WhatsApp team is planning to release to its Messaging Application, let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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