WhatsApp recently rolled out the new feature of picture-in-picture to video calls on iOS. Now, according to WABetaInfo, the Meta owned firm is working on two new features for a future update of the iOS and Android app: Text detection and Limit poll to only one choice.
Text detection: WhatsApp for iOS 23.5.77
WhatsApp has released another feature that uses iOS 16 APIs, and it’s now accessible to everyone. The latest WhatsApp for iOS 23.5.77 update includes the ability to extract text from within an image, which was previously only available to beta testers.
To test this feature, open an image containing text and look for the new button that appears. Clicking on this button will allow you to copy the text directly from the image. However, this feature is only available on iOS 16 and is not compatible with view once images for added privacy.
Limit poll to only one choice: WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52
WhatsApp is adding a new feature to limit polls to only one choice, making it easier for everyone in the conversation to understand the final results.
This update will introduce a toggle within the poll composer, as seen in the screenshot, that allows users to restrict poll responses to a single option. By doing so, confusion and ambiguity can be avoided, and the most popular choice can be determined accurately.
At this point in time, the availability of Limit poll to only one choice is unknown, as they are still under development and will be released in a future update of the app.
iOS users can now enjoy the new Text detection feature with the latest update. However, it remains unclear when Android users will have access to this feature. Additionally, WhatsApp is testing a new text editor and expiring groups for iOS users.