The popular instant messaging application WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature to create group chat events. With this feature, WhatsApp users will be able to create events with a specific name and choose when they want to be notified in the conversation.
“Thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52 update, which is available on the Google Play Store, we discovered that WhatsApp is working on a new chat events feature,” WABetaInfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp, reported.
According to the report, there will be a new action within the chat share menu that includes an events shortcut, for a future update of the app. With this feature, users can create events with a specific name and choose when they want to be notified in the conversation.
This can be especially useful for planning and coordinating various activities within group chats or simply staying organized with personal reminders. As per the report, these message events will be end-to-end encrypted, which means that only the people in the conversation can review them.
In addition, this feature appears to be limited to community group chats, at the moment. Once creating an event, it will automatically be added to the conversation, and everyone will have to update WhatsApp to the most recent version to see and accept the new group invite event, the report said.
The report suggested that this feature will allow users to easily plan and coordinate events directly within their conversations.
It will be possible to create an event with all the relevant details like the event name, date, time, and location within a group chat. The feature to create group chat events is under development and it will be available in a future update of the app.
In related news, WhatsApp is also rolling out a feature to find, follow Channels to everyone and share broadcast updates with their followers.