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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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.