WhatsApp periodically brings new features and improvises on the existing ones in its mobile apps. But, the web version had not been injected with as many features as the mobile versions, until now. The WhatsApp’s web client is simply an extension to the WhatsApp on a mobile phone. The Facebook-owned messaging service has finally brought some of the features present in its mobile apps to the web version. Read this to understand more about WhatsApp web.
WhatsApp for The Web has now been updated to include some mobile-like features including more control over chats and group conversations. Now you can also edit your profile photo and status. New additions further include the option to delete and archive one-on-one chats, and archive, mute, or exit group chats. Some UI tweaks have also been included in this update.
Profile Photo and Status:
First up, your Whatsapp profile photo and status are editable now. Simply hover over your photo and you’ll get the option to change it. An edit icon appears next to the status and lets you share all of your feels with your contacts.
According to some screenshots by AndroidPolice, WhatsApp for The Web also gets keyboard shortcuts for each of the actions. However, they appear and reappear sporadically, adds the report. This could mean, WhatsApp is still working on the feature.
Contacts and Group Information Panes:
The contact and group info pages have received a small update. There are new big red buttons to delete chats or exit groups (this is the 3rd way of accessing these options, but it might be the clearest), and groups allow you to change their icon and status.
It is the first major update seen for the WhatsApp Web after its launch. Unlike your phone, you don’t need to wait for an update or manually enable it under Settings, they are simply server triggered. So, simply launching WhatsApp Web in your browser should give you the new features.