Just like 2020, the new year 2021 is going to be a growing year for the messaging platform. However, WhatsApp is in the news because of its new Privacy Policy. We definitely cannot wait for the new features to launch but the WhatsApp Privacy Policy is creating choas. WhatsApp has recently announced changes to its privacy policy which will be in effect from the 8th of February, 2021. WhatsApp will also introduce many new features in 2021 as well which might include some new, improved, and innovative stickers, multi-device support, and many more. The new privacy policy takes away your choice not to share data with Facebook. Messages shared with WhatsApp business accounts can be accessed by WhatsApp and by extension by Facebook. We have gathered some of the best WhatsApp features that will come out in 2021. We have done immense research to know more and more about the Privacy Policy. Read further to know more about your data security.

WhatsApp Features 2021

WhatsApp will be introducing many new features in 2021. Most of these Features are under testing. We might see its launch in the early 2021. According to the sources, Facebook owned application is coming up with wonderful and new WhatsApp features. Also, read How To Make A Video Call On WhatsApp Web 2021

List of the Upcoming WhatsApp Features 2021 Update

We just can’t wait for the new WhatsApp Features. They, for sure sound amazing and exciting! WhatsApp has been coming up with several updates. In the year 2020, WhatsApp brought some revolutionary features.

1. Extended Group Video, Voice Calls Participants to Eight

The video call was such a huge thing in 2020. This will probably continue in 2021 as well. Video calling platforms like Zoom, Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, and many more were widely used. Facebook-owned messaging application WhatsApp allows video calls among four participants. Looking at the scenario of high usage of video calls, WhatsApp extended group video and voice calls participants limit to eight from four. Now you can use this WhatsApp feature and have a video call with all your friends.

2. Limit Forward Message

So many things were going to go in the year 2020 and being aware of everything was very important. This urge of being aware gave birth to the circulation of fake messages and information related to coronavirus. WhatsApp took the initiative to make sure that this circulation stops at the right time. They added a new WhatsApp feature that limited the contact of forwarding messages. These features let you know if the message has been forwarded too many times. 

3. Disappearing Messages

A very new yet simple WhatsApp feature was introduced recently. Just as simple as the name suggests, this feature disappears messages. This feature automatically deletes the messages after a certain period of time. You can enable and disable the Disappearing feature from the settings. Also, read Best WhatsApp Alternative Apps for 2021

4. WhatsApp Payments

WhatsApp Payments was one of the most prominent features launched in 2020. The payment was under testing for a very long time. After so many trials run, the new WhatsApp feature is available for all Indian users. This feature supports all the great and top banks. All you need to do is add your bank details and you are good to go.

5. Animated Stickers

WhatsApp is by far the most used messaging application. There are millions of users all over the world. WhatsApp came with one of the most amazing features of animated stickers. This feature is used and loved by every user of WhatsApp. If you ask us, this is one of the best WhatsApp features. An animated sticker makes a normal conversation more chatty and exciting.

6. Dark Mode

Dark Mode was not only launched by WhatsApp but by many social media applications. This feature enables you to set your theme according to your wish. You can set the theme in dark mode or light mode. The change has helped a lot of users as the dark mode reduces strain on eyes and helps them to read properly at night.

7. WhatsApp QR Codes

Another amazing WhatsApp feature is WhatsApp QR codes. This feature helps you to add users and make new contacts. With this feature, you can share your contact details with other users through the WhatsApp QR codes. Now you can just add any contact just by scanning the WhatsApp QR code. Also, read WhatsApp vs Telegram vs Signal: Which Application is Best 2021?

8. Permanent Mute Option

Earlier WhatsApp gave you an option to mute a chat for an hour, a day, a week, a month, or a year. Now, this WhatsApp feature has been extended and improved. This means that you can mute a chat or a group permanently. This new feature is the best solution for those annoying groups and all the family groups. This option is available for both Android and iOS.

9. Advance Search Mode

This WhatsApp feature is very interesting and time-saving. This is an advanced feature in the search option. With the help of this feature, you can search for pictures, videos, links, and other things from the application.  WhatsApp has recently announced changes to its privacy policy which will be in effect from the 8th of February, 2021.

What are the new terms of the WhatsApp Privacy Policy 2021?

Privacy Policy of WhatsApp 2021: How Does it Affects Us?

Information that can be Accessed due to the Privacy Policy of WhatsApp Includes:

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Some examples to illustrate how this information could potentially be used:

WhatsApp can Still Read Your MESSAGES!

WhatsApp continues to use end-to-end encryption. This ensure that your message is turned into a “secret message” by its original sender which can only be decoded by its final recipient. Therefore WhatsApp can’t read the cotent. However, data breaches could occur and WhatsApp is and has always been particularly susceptible. Last year a cybersecurity breach put over a 1 billion users at risk of data infringement. Additionally, WhatsApp back ups on iCloud or Google Drive are not encrypted.


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