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Bengaluru, NFAPost: To further strengthen its leadership position in the messaging application space, WhatsApp has been trying to introduce a lot of features that improve the aesthetics of the instant messaging application.

As part of that move, Facebook-owned company reported last month developing a new additional feature would allow users to change wallpapers of individual chats. The feature was spotted first on the iOS version of the app. Now, to further expand its reach the company is testing the same on Android.

According to sources privy to the development, the new Wallpaper feature allows the user to choose a different wallpaper based on the prevailing theme on the app.

The move comes at a time when various other messaging apps are gaining momentum with different regional language flavour and lots of sticker features.

Default wallpaper

As per the screenshots and the information provided in the report, the user will have to select the default wallpaper from the platform when they go for downloading the official wallpaper application.

To enhance the user experience, the company gave altogether choices for the iOS version users to select different wallpapers for different chats. According to the report, the iOS feature will be made available to Android Beta testers very soon.

Recently, it was reported that WhatsApp came up with a new interface in the instant messaging application’s Data and Storage settings. In a screenshot shared by WABetaInfo, we can see the total storage used by WhatsApp in comparison to other data.

Below that the user will be able to review the files that are taking the maximum amount of space and hence making it easy for the user to know where to start deleting media. This section can identify forwarded files that are shared on the instant messaging platform.

Below that the user can also see the amount of storage used by single chats. This also helps to locate media that can be deleted without needing a second thought. This new feature will help with one of the most persistent problems with frequent WhatsApp users, storage.

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