WhatsApp is developing a new chatbot to update you on upcoming features

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WhatsApp has been pretty regular at adding new features lately. The chat app has a number of features that are either being tested or launched. The latest feature set to be added is a chatbot. The chatbot will make it easier to understand what is new on the platform. The feature will notify you of new features the same way Telegram does.

The upcoming feature was spotted by WABetaInfo, and is currently in its early stages of development. In a screenshot as posted by the tracker, the chat will appear from WhatsApp’s verified chatbot. According to the screenshot, a notification providing information about new features, tips, and tricks for WhatsApp, and information about privacy and safety will appear.

You will not be able to reply to any of the messages provided by the bot as it is a read-only account. My understanding of the chatbot is that it is only designed to provide information to users. It is also means you will not be able to reach WhatsApp in event that you have a question or feedback to give via the chatbot. You will be able to block the chatbot if you do not wish to continue receiving updates from it.

WhatsApp is also testing one interesting feature that might be of interest to a lot of users is the new previews for messages reactions within the chat list.

According to popular tracker WABetaInfo, most WhatsApp users have already started seeing it on v2.22.16.6, while some have confirmed that it is also on v2.22.16.5. To confirm that you have it, you will be getting information about recent reactions in the chat overview. The rollout is gradual, and should be generally available to all users pretty soon.

A couple of weeks ago, WhatsApp finally made the ability to migrate chat history from Android to iOS official—you can now migrate your chat history from Android to iOS and vice versa. Going forward, all users across both platforms will be able to migrate their chat history.

The ability to move chat history from one operating system to the other was one of the most heavily-requested features in the last one year. It is now safe to say the official roll out is a dream come true for millions of WhatsApp users across the world.

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Author: Ola Ric

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