WhatsApp is working on usernames and screen sharing

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WhatsApp is developing a number of new features, including usernames and screen sharing, as reported by WABetaInfo.

The username feature was spotted in the beta version for Android, and allows WhatsApp users to select a unique username attached to their account. The feature could mean that in the future, users could find each other by their username instead of using a phone number. Conversations that are started using a username are end-to-end encrypted, according to WABetaInfo.

Some beta testers using the version of the Android app also noticed a new screen sharing feature. After pressing the screen sharing button, users could confirm and begin sharing the contents of their screen on video calls. The feature also…

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