Facebook-owned WhatsApp May Soon Get Improved Music Sharing, Larger Emojis


Instant messaging app Whatsapp has decided to come up with new features this week.  It is also set to get improved music sharing features and larger emoji.

The report has been provided by German publication Macerkopf which states that the upcoming features will help users to share songs with their contacts. The songs can be stored locally, or users can link to the song on Apple Music. The recipient will see album art as well as a music icon. Currently shared 'audio' files do not have this functionality.

Whatsapp will feature Larger emoticons, the move follows Apple's unveiling of larger emoji with iOS 10, and WhatsApp appears to be preparing for their introduction, using what's said to be the same size of emoji – three times bigger than regular ones.

Another feature  recently spotted in the WhatsApp Beta for iOS changelog was gif image support. However, general WhatsApp for iOS users haven't received gif image support so far.

Few days back, WhatsApp received a feature that allowed users to quote messages when replying. The user needs to long press a message in any conversation to see a reply option pop up alongside star, delete, forward, and copy.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has been adding new features steadily, and the most anticipated is video calling, which was recently spotted in testing on the Android beta app. To recall, the last major update to the platform was last month – the addition of document sharing on WhatsApp Web. Shortly before that, the company rolled out  its first desktop app for Windows and OS X.