WhatsApp is said to be working on a new Avatar feature. With this new feature, users can soon use avatars as masks when making video calls. Along with that, users will also be able to use avatars as stickers.
According to WABetaInfo, users will see a new section with a header image at the top.
The report also adds that users will also be able to change their avatar so that it can be used as a sticker and can also share it with your contacts.
Along with that, WhatsApp is also developing a feature that allows users to hide their online status. With this new functionality, users will be able to choose who can be seen when they are online on WhatsApp.
Screenshots shared by WABetaInfo reveal that WhatsApp is speculated to include a new option called “Last Viewed and Online” under Privacy Settings > Last Viewed. Users will be able to choose between “like last seen” or “everyone” and can control who can see when they’re online. The ‘same as last seen’ option will copy the same setting of the last seen.
Recently, WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart has advised users not to use fake or modified versions of WhatsApp. “Remind @WhatsApp users that downloading a fake or modified version of WhatsApp is never a good idea. These apps may sound harmless, but they can work around privacy guarantees. privacy and security of WhatsApp,” he said in a tweet. The tweet was followed by a string of tweets warning users about an Android app called ‘Hey WhatsApp’. The company’s researchers discovered the app with malware hidden inside.