WhatsApp has just announced the latest news that will be coming to its messaging platform: animated stikers, dark mode for the Mac and web, QR codes, video enhancements and more.
The Facebook proprietary messaging app has recently reached 2 billion active users worldwide, which, according to its managers, “does not prevent us from constantly improving our product design”. The main new features are the dark mode, more animated stickers and QR codes.
After the long-awaited arrival of the dark mode in the iOS app, Facebook has announced that this mode will also be available on the web and desktop clients . In the mobile apps, the company will also add the option to share the phone number via a QR code, so there is no need to type in the number manually.
Another novelty is the arrival of new animated sticker packs , which joins the ability to expand to a specific user during a video call. In addition, it will now be easier to start video calls in group chats with up to 8 participants with the corresponding button.
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Little by little, Facebook is allocating resources to improve its main messaging app. Some critics would say that there are more important steps than animated stickers, such as the arrival of an app for iPad or Apple Watch, although it seems that it will take time for us to see them.