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Four exciting new WhatsApp features expected to launch in 2022

WHATSAPP has been spotted working on a selection of new features and a few are rumoured to be launching next year.

From Instagram Reels on WhatsApp to no time limit on the ‘delete for everyone’ button, you may wish you had some of these features already.

WhatsApp is always working on new features and improvements
WhatsApp is always working on new features and improvementsCredit: Getty

Instagram Reels on WhatsApp

According to WhatsApp watchers WABetaInfo, the chatting platform could one day feature Instagram Reels.

It’s thought that Reels would have a dedicated space on the WhatsApp app.

This could be part of Meta’s plan to merge all the big social networking apps that it owns.

WABetaInfo has also previously claimed that WhatsApp is working on a logout feature.

This feature would be in-keeping with the multi-device update as you could logout on one device but remain logged in on another.

It was spotted being tested in the beta version of WhatsApp.

Unlimited ‘delete for everyone’

One common complaint about WhatsApp is that you only get a certain amount of time to delete a message in a chat for everyone.

After 68 minutes and 16 seconds, your message will be there forever and you can only delete it for yourself.

This could be set to change in the future though.

According to 91 mobiles, WhatsApp has tested leaving off a time limit for this feature and making it unlimited.

Hiding from specific contacts

You can currently hide the time you were last on WhatsApp but you can’t hide it from specific contacts.

The company is said to be changing this so when you go to change your “Last Seen” settings you’ll see an option for “My Contacts Except”.

As with all rumours and features tested in beta, we can’t be sure any of these exciting features will be rolled out to the masses until we get official word from WhatsApp.

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