WhatsApp: These 3 new features will make your life easier

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WhatsApp 2021 11 02
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While the parent company changes its name, WhatsApp announced three new features for its mobile and web/desktop applications. Although these were discrete changes, we do know that the service continues to evolve even amid controversies and problems faced in the month of October.


  • WhatsApp news package includes suggestions for stickers.
  • Links preview has been improved.
  • Desktop and Web apps offer basic image editing tools.

In a Twitter post, the instant messaging service announced that the three new features are already available, with a brief explanation accompanying each one of them.

WhatsApp Sticker Suggestions

The first novelty is the sticker suggestion feature in the mobile app. Whenever you type any keyword that is associated with a sticker - take "happy" for instance, the icon next to the text field changes from an emoji to a sticker. Tap it to open a list of WhatsApp suggestions.

NextPit WhatsApp sticker suggestion
Typing sentiments and reactions in WhatsApp offers sticker suggestions / © NextPit

Although simple, this feature can simplify the steps required to send the ever-popular stickers which will help you save some time. 

WhatsApp link preview

Another new feature that was announced is an improvement to the feature that displays a thumbnail of links on the conversation screen. According to Zap's Twitter post, news, videos, and tweets will be able to display more information than ever before.

Link preview has been improved / © WhatsApp/Twitter

WhatsApp Web Image Editor

The last new feature is specific to WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp Desktop. The desktop app now offers a basic image editor, which lets you add text, emojis, and stickers, as well as draw, crop, and rotate images before sending them - all without having to launch another tool!

WhatsApp Web image editor
WhatsApp Editor for Windows, macOS, and browsers lets you customize photos and images / © NextPit

According to WhatsApp, the new features have already been implemented in the respective apps. If the features are not available in your app, it is worth checking whether your WhatsApp has been updated.

Do you like the new features of WhatsApp? Are you still waiting for the option to use the app on multiple smartphones with the same account? Leave your comment below and tell us what features Telegram, Signal, and other similar apps you expect in Facebook Meta messenger.

Rubens Eishima

Rubens Eishima

Having written about technology since 2008 for a number of websites in Brazil, Spain, Denmark, and Germany, I specialize in the mobile ecosystem, including various models, components, and apps. I tend to not only value performance and specifications, but also things like repairability, durability, and manufacturer support. I tend to prioritize the end-user's point of view whenever possible.

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