Whatsapp is probably the most popular messaging app in the world. Hundreds of millions of users use the app daily to chat with their friends and family. Users also constantly benefit from the new updates and features that Whatsapp integrates into the app.
However, if you do not always carefully follow all the news related to Messenger, you often suddenly encounter new icons or buttons – without knowing exactly what they mean. This can also happen with the next new job. If you do not act quickly enough, you will end up empty-handed.
Whatsapp: new icon in chat
WhatsApp is constantly updating its messaging app. The beta version of WhatsApp 22.214.171.124 for Android is currently available in the Google Play Store – and as WABetaInfo experts reported, users can already test the new feature there. Suddenly a new button is available to users.
If you want to enter something in the message line in a WhatsApp chat, you can use the paperclip icon on the right to send attachments. Whether it’s a photo, document, or audio file. Surveys, locations, or contacts can also be shared via it. But now a completely new icon appears there.
Pink circle with white calendar icon – This should now allow you to schedule messages for a specific date. For example, as a reminder of a specific event. The feature, which as I said is still in beta, is probably only limited to group chats. Such reminders can be particularly practical there – for example when it comes to raising money in time for a birthday present.
Nothing works without updating
The only drawback: If someone shares such an event in a group chat where not all participants have the latest version of WhatsApp, the users behind it have to act quickly. Instead of a message, you will only see a note in the chat that you should update WhatsApp immediately so you can read what your colleagues have to tell you.
It is not yet known when the feature will move from beta to “normal” WhatsApp operation.
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