Facebook and India's Reliance Industries have started testing a WhatsApp-based ordering system for JioMart. With JioMart, customers in three Indian cities can now order groceries from their neighborhood stores using WhatsApp.
The latest betas for the app suggest the Facebook-owned IM client is planning on allowing more than four participants in a group audio or video call. Calls will also feature a new banner that emphasizes encryption.
The latest WhatsApp beta contains indications for a number of exciting new features under development. It shows what the final implementation of Advanced Search on Android will look like, password-protected backups, and new rules to stop frequently forwarded messages from being downloaded automatically.
Want to use the latest WhatsApp features ahead of everyone else? Then you'll want to download the WhatsApp beta app for Android. The official beta program on the Play Store has been full for over a year, but you can just sideload the beta app and access the latest features.
WhatsApp has finally updated its iOS and Android apps with support for the dark theme. The firm tweaked its app to hew as closely as possible to the native dark theme shades of both operating systems. It also worked on making information stand out by subtle use of color.
WhatsApp is tightening up security for remote backups. While current Google Drive backups aren't protected by end-to-end encryption, the firm is working on letting users password-protect their backups in a future Android release.