By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Apr 09, 2020 12:22 IST
WhatsApp to roll out Backup password protection, Advanced search & other features soon

WhatsApp is set to roll out new features including Backup password protection, advanced search, Multi device support and more. After taking measures on fake news by restricting Forward messaging limit, WhatsApp on Wednesday announced that it is testing new features for both Android and iOS users. Among new features it is reported that ingredients including Backup, Search and Device support are being tested.  

Instant Messaging app WhatsApp to implement soon the password protected backup of daily Texts and Media chats of Customers, users will need password to get into backup after rolling out this feature. On other hand WhatsApp is also working on Multi-Device supported and Advanced Search facilities.

WhatsApp to roll out Backup password protection

WhatsApp has announced to come up with many new features to provide a better experience for its users. After setting up the limit to forward the message to deal with fake news, new features like advanced search, multi device support and Password protection to Backup are among chief. A advanced Video calling feature is also being tested by which user can be made to 4 people at a time. People will not need to be separately add for group calling.

WhatsApp to roll out Backup password protection

Recently WhatsApp users restricted to forward any already forwarded message to more than one person. Apart from that, the company is also looking on new features that can prove to be extremely helpful-  

Password Protected Backup-

This feature is currently in testing. This was seen in Android beta v2.20.66 version. Under this feature, users will be able to apply password on their chat backup. It will act as an additional layer under security. According to the information of WABetaInfo, this password will not be saved on the servers of WhatsApp or Facebook. In such a situation, if you forget your password, you will not be able to recover your chat history.

Advanced Search-

In this feature, a magnifying glass icon will be seen equal to the forwarded message. By clicking on this icon, users will be able to search documents, videos, images and audio files on the web. This Advanced Search feature will let you know where any forward message is coming from which source authentic or non-authentic. This feature has been rolled out for the iOS beta program. At the same time, its Android version can also be introduced soon.

Should Read-WhatsApp reduces Message forwarding limit to One

Multi Device Support-

Under this feature users will be able to Use WhatsApp on multiple devices the same account. On Laptop or PC, users will get access to WhatsApp via WhatsApp web and alongside mobile whatsapp will also keep working.

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