The major novelty: the choice of the wallpaper by discussion
WhatsApp has posted a video on its official YouTube channel featuring new wallpaper features. Among the new features announced is the ability to set a new wallpaper for each discussion.
Until now you had the possibility to choose a background, but it was applied for all conversations. With this new feature, it will be possible to choose a background for each conversation, which will allow users to really personalize their discussions but also to better distinguish them, to avoid confusion.
Other new features for more personalization
In addition, WhatsApp provides new wallpapers in its dedicated gallery, including a selection of new landscape photos, as you can see in the video above.
The application now offers the default Doodle wallpaper in several colors, whereas previously there was only one. The messaging service also announces an option to allow users to set wallpapers that are adapted according to whether they are in light or dark mode.
In addition, Facebook is improving the sticker search to help users find stickers more easily by entering text or emojis.
How do I change the wallpaper of a WhatsApp discussion?
It's very simple. On Android, simply go to one of your WhatsApp conversations, tap the three dots in the top right corner, and then tap Wallpaper. On iOS, once in the conversation, you may need to press the contact name to access this option.
WhatsApp then gives you several options: don't set a wallpaper, choose a wallpaper from your own photo gallery or from the WhatsApp image library, or simply apply a solid color.
According to The Verge, these new features will be deployed later this week, although some iOS users may already have access to them today.
Source: Blog-New Technologies