This article includes all the new changes and features spotted on WhatsApp Messenger in January 2023.
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WhatsApp got Proxy settings to overcome censorship.
WhatsApp launched proxy settings to bypass censorship in various countries. This feature will let users use WhatsApp even while a social media ban.
When will I get WhatsApp proxy settings for Android?
According to WhatsApp this feature has been already rolled out to everyone.
WhatsApp status rings for Android
WhatsApp is getting status rings in the chat list similar to Instagram and other platforms. This feature has been initially rolled out to iOS and web platforms and now it is available for WhatsApp Android.
When will I get WhatsApp status rings for Android?
This feature has been already rolled out to everyone and update the latest version in case you cannot see this feature.
WhatsApp audio statuses.
WhatsApp tests the ability to post audio statuses and users can also be able to record 30 seconds long voice statuses and share audio directly from the chat. Currently, there is no direct way to upload audio files to status yet users can send it to their self and forward it to status.
When will I get the WhatsApp audio status feature?
This feature is currently being tested with some beta testers and is expected to be rolled out to everybody soon.
WhatsApp getting a new swipeable camera UI.
WhatsApp is getting a new camera UI where you can now swipe to switch between camera and recording modes.
When will I get the new WhatsApp swipeable camera UI?
WhatsApp already started to roll out this feature widely and soon you would be able to get it.
Increased character limit for WhatsApp group description
WhatsApp increased the group subject & community name character count from 25 to 100 and also increased the group/community description character count from 512 to 2048.
When will I get the new increased character limit for the WhatsApp group description?
This feature is currently being tested by selective testers and will be available to everyone soon.
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