#What awaits us on #WhatsApp in 2021? These are the news that will (probably) arrive in the application next year.
#Time passes, but some things do not change: one more year, #WhatsApp has remained the world’s most used app throughout 2020, and there is no indication that will change in 2021.
#But #Facebook does not stop, and the company intends to add to #WhatsApp a series of news and improvements that will be landing on the application throughout the next year 2021. #Today, we wanted to review some of the most important news that we think will land on #WhatsApp next year, and how they could change the way we use the app.
#Using #WhatsApp on multiple devices, getting closer and closer
#We were confident that it would be one of the #WhatsApp features that would arrive before the end of 2020, but I am afraid we will have to wait a little longer.
#We already know enough details about the function that will allow you to use the same #WhatsApp account on several devices at the same time. #With it, we will be offered the possibility of chat from various mobiles, tablets or computers without the need to resort to #WhatsApp #Web, since the app itself will give us the possibility of associating several devices to the same account.
#Multimedia that disappears
#After including the messages that disappear automatically after a while, #WhatsApp is already working on an extension of this feature, which will allow make sent media files “self-destruct”.
#In this way the images, GIFs or videos sent through a chat, will be able to be seen only once by the people receiving the message, and later they will disappear. #However, it must be taken into account that it will still be possible to take a screenshot of received messages.
#Unlocking “by the face”
#For some time, #WhatsApp has offered the option to block chats using our fingerprint on devices that support this function.
#However, the company plans to go further, including blocking chats through other biometric systems such as facial recognition. #To do this, the app will integrate the native #Android #Biometrics API.
#Vacation mode will be a reality, finally
#We have been hearing about the so-called “vacation mode” of #WhatsApp for a long time. #We know that this is in a way that will allow archive chats and keep them hidden even and muted for the desired time.
#At this point, this function is already in an advanced stage of development, so its deployment should occur sooner rather than later. #This is likely to be one of the first news to arrive on #WhatsApp in 2021.
#Payments, more and more countries
#WhatsApp has already expanded the availability of its payment service to a greater number of countries throughout 2020, and it is very likely that 2021 will finally be the year in which #WhatsApp gives us the possibility of sending money through chats.
The function is perfectly implemented in the application, and #WhatsApp only needs to polish a few fringes before starting its global deployment. #In fact, there are indications that #Spain will be one of the first countries to receive this function.
#An important change in the terms of the application
#It has already been confirmed that, in 2021, #WhatsApp will update the terms and conditions of the service.
The main change contained in the new terms of service document refers to the possibility of show ads to users inside the app, not in chats, but through banners that would appear in certain places in the app interface. #Furthermore, it is specified that said banners will be interactive, suggesting the possibility that users can hide them via a button.
These are some of the changes that will most likely come to #WhatsApp in 2021. #But are not the only ones.
The company behind the application is working on many other functions that we do not know today, and that will appear over the months in the beta version of the app. #If you want to make sure you are always up to date and not miss out on anything new, we recommend that you always download the latest version of #WhatsApp to keep the application up to date.
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