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New WhatsApp feature: Create groups without naming them

The company has stated that the group name will appear differently for each participant, depending on how they have saved the contacts on their phone.

Edited By: Vishal Upadhyay New Delhi Published on: August 23, 2023 22:44 IST
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Image Source : FILE WhatsApp now allows name-free groups

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, announced a new feature for WhatsApp users: the ability to create groups without needing a name. This convenient feature is set to be globally available in the coming weeks. Zuckerberg himself shared this update and encouraged its inclusion in news coverage.

This new feature proves useful for situations when a group needs to be formed quickly or when no specific topic immediately comes to mind. The platform allows unnamed groups with up to 6 participants, and the names of these groups will be dynamically generated based on the group's members.

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Interestingly, the group name will appear differently for each participant based on how they have contacts saved in their phones. If someone joins a group without being saved in others' contacts, their phone number will appear within the group name.

In addition to this, WhatsApp is expanding its capabilities by introducing a video message feature on iOS. This new function enables users to instantly record and send video messages within chats. By tapping the microphone icon during a chat, users can seamlessly switch to video mode.

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Further enhancing the video experience, the platform is rolling out support for screen sharing during video calls. Users initiating a video call will now see a dedicated "screen share" button, facilitating easy sharing of content with others.

This update offers users the ability to share their screens in real time during conversations. By clicking on the designated 'Share' icon, users can choose between sharing a specific application or their entire screen. 

Furthermore, recent updates have included landscape mode support for video calls, the "silence unknown callers" option on iOS, and the ability to send photos in HD quality.


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