There is no doubt that today we enjoy an instant messaging service par excellence. WhatsApp is the most popular instant messaging social network in the world, there are not millions, but billions of people who use it to stay in touch. There are more and more features that improve the user experience, now we have a very useful but perhaps little expected: WhatsApp is working on an official WhatsApp chat in the future on WhatsApp Desktop.
What is the official WhatsApp chat about and what is it for?
Short and precise it’s just a verified chat where you can get tips, see announcements and learn about new features. A few months before, the news had reached that this function is coming to mobile devices, and well, now it is also expanding to users who access the service from a desktop PC. This feature allows you to receive localized in-app announcements for new WhatsApp features directly within the app.
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is developing an official WhatsApp chat on the same platform, where they will announce new features in the future. “Following the release of the WhatsApp for Android 126.96.36.199 beta update, we have discovered that WhatsApp is working on an official WhatsApp chat in the future. The same chat has also been discovered during the development of the WhatsApp beta update for iOS 188.8.131.52. The web/desktop client was the only platform where this chat wasn’t available, but we’ve finally discovered that the same chat is in development on the WhatsApp Desktop beta.”
As you can see in the screenshot below, the verified account is listed along with a short description of what it is. The official WhatsApp chat is an end-to-end read-only encrypted chat so no one can intercept your messages. It is important that this is optional, if you do not want to receive WhatsApp messages, you can silence or block the chat and continue with your life as normal.
This other screenshot shows the update from a mobile device. It shows the welcome to the chat as well as other details about what it offers. WABetaInfo says that the company plans to announce new features within an official WhatsApp chat. Thanks to these announcements, you will be able to be aware of the latest news that users have been made aware of. “In addition, you can even receive tips and tricks to improve your experience within WhatsApp and the company also plans to send you information so that you know more about privacy and security.”
This new feature that includes an official WhatsApp chat is still under development, so we don’t know when it will be released to beta version testers. If you want to be among the first to receive the update, you can choose to switch to the beta version. This version is only for a limited number of users, who are testers of the latest features and updates before they are released to the general public. To find out how to join the beta version of WhatsApp, click here.
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