New WhatsApp features: Animated Stickers, QR codes, more – 5 recent updates you might have missed

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Jul 11, 2020, 02:10 PM IST

WhatsApp has been super active during the COVID-19 crisis, consistently rolling out new features, that allow users to communicate better during the current situation. The platform has recently launched several new features like animated stickers, QR codes and dark mode for web. These features have already been launched and are available for users globally. Here is a look at new WhatsApp features that were recently launched -

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WhatsApp Animated Stickers

WhatsApp Animated Stickers

The instant messaging platform has rolled out the much-awaited animated stickers for all its users globally. The new feature allows you to send animated stickers to contacts and express your feelings in a better way. Announcing the same, the Facebook-owned messaging app tweeted, “Animated stickers are available now.” The animated sticker packs are now appearing alongside the normal sticker packs in the Sticker Store. The WhatsApp animated stickers are available on both Android and iOS and it will also be available for the desktop version. Photo: Pixabay

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WhatsApp QR codes

WhatsApp QR codes

The platform now allows users to add people to WhatsApp without asking for their number. This can be done by scanning a QR code. This will also help the sharing group invites easily. Photo: Pixabay

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Dark mode for web

Dark mode for web

Recently, WhatsApp had also introduced dark mode for web. The feature is already available for all users globally. Similar to the mobile version in web too the messaging platform has provided two options light and dark theme. Photo: Reuters

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WhatsApp Video Calls

WhatsApp Video Calls

The platform had improved its video calling function when it allowed eight users to get on the call at the same time, instead of just four. Now, with a new update, the platform claims to have improved the quality of these calls. Photo: Reuters

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KaiOS gets updates too

KaiOS gets updates too

KaiOS, a Linux based mobile operating system will get an update that has been there for Android and iOS users for a while now. The disappearing stories feature after 24 hours, common on apps like Instagram, Facebook, etc, now available for KaiOS too. Photo: Reuters