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Vacation mode or Silent mode.

This feature that is being developed is based on the ‘Silent Mode’ that has begun reaching customers. This feature archives chats for as long as the user wants.

Expandable group participants list

Expandable group participants list

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This feature available in for Android users. This feature hides the entire list of members and shows a text saying ‘More.’ Tapping on this will reveal the rest of the list.

New chat stickers

New chat stickers

This feature is rumored to show up in the inbuilt emoji section available inside the app. WhatsApp has reportedly been tweaking this feature for a while now. A few screenshots captured by users have surfaced online that show the feature off but the option is still not available in beta mode as of yet.

Linked Accounts

Linked Accounts

This feature whose purpose is as of now unknown is said to be designed for recovering passwords of other linked accounts.

Swipe right to reply

Swipe right to reply

This feature is already available for iOS devices and on the beta version of WhatsApp for Android. All you have to do is swipe right on a message and start typing up a reply.

Advertisements in WhatsApp Status

Advertisements in WhatsApp Status

There are several reports doing the rounds online that Facebook might be bringing advertisements to WhatsApp in the form of Status Updates. One of the reports even cites a WhatsApp executive saying that Facebook had plans to bring ads to WhatsApp even before it acquired the app.

PiP mode for videos

PiP mode for videos

The picture-in-picture mode that has been available in the beta version of WhatsApp for Android for quite a while now. It has been available for the iOS platform for a while now. This feature will allow users to continue watching videos even while scrolling through a chat thread.

Dark Mode

Dark Mode

WA Beta confirmed in a tweet that WhatsApp has started working on a Dark Theme. A few concept images have also been shared but nothing has been confirmed as of yet. This feature is not available for the beta version.

Changes in message recall mode

Changes in message recall mode

While the option to delete a message within an hour of sending it is available, this rumored update will allow you to delete messages within 13 hours of sending it. This feature is still in the testing phases.

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