WhatsApp update: The Meta-owned messaging application WhatsApp s working on a feature that will make taking back up easy for the users. It is planning to introduce a new import backup option. Currently, WhatsApp allows users to take backups to their Google Drive.
According to a report from WABetaInfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp, every time you log in to the account from a different device or reinstall it on the same device, you will see an “import” option. WABetaInfo said: “We don’t know why WhatsApp has decided to create another option to restore a backup, but it may be useful when you don’t have a Wi-Fi connection and a local backup that has automatically been created by WhatsApp, so you can export a backup to import it later.
The report said that the roll out timeline of the feature is not yet confirmed. The release date of beta testers is also not out yet.
In related news, WhatsApp is likely working on a new update that will allow users to create polls in chat. With this feature, which is under development, group participants will be able to share polls with other members of the group. It will be possible to add up to 12 options but this value may change before the release of the feature
According to WABetaInfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp, This feature is under development so it is not ready to be released to beta testers. As per the report, an entry point for the feature will be available within the usual chat action sheet where you can find all other media sharing options and it opens the section that we spotted during the development of WhatsApp beta for Android 184.108.40.206.
A recent report said that WhatsApp is likely working on a feature that will add a new camera shortcut for iPhone users on their app. A screenshot showed that the camera shortcut is placed within the navigation bar and it will show up for those users that can already create a community in the future.