WhatsApp New Features: New Text Formatting Tools New Restore and Transfer Chats Interface


  • WhatsApp is working on two new features
  • New text formatting tools let you format text even more – as Codes, Quotes, and Bulleted List
  • WhatsApp is working on a new restore and transfer chats interface

WhatsApp has been continuously adding new and new features recently. It recently added the ability to send images without losing quality, a new AI sticker generator, and more. 

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Now, the most popular messaging app is adding two new features, both of which have been caught testing in WhatsApp beta versions: a new restore & transfer chats interface & new text formatting tools.

New Text Formatting Tools

As reported by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is testing new text formatting tools, expanding the existing basic text formatting tools. New text formatting tools are now available on the latest version of WhatsApp Desktop Beta.

WhatsApp first introduced text formatting with these tools – italics, bold, strikethrough, and monospace. WhatsApp will be adding these formatting tools in the future:

  • Code Block
  • Quote Block
  • Bulleted Item

Take a look at these formatting tools in action:

As seen in the screenshots, these new text formatting tools work similarly to the existing formatting tools – by using these text formatting operators. 

  • ‘Code Block’
  • > Quote Block
  • – Bulleted Item

Using these operators along with the text you want to be formatted will result in the text being formatted in WhatsApp.

As this new feature has been caught testing on WhatsApp Desktop Beta, we can expect it to arrive soon in Android and iOS as Beta updates first. 

New Restore & Transfer Chats Interface

As spotted by WABetaInfo on WhatsApp Beta for Android version update, WhatsApp is testing a new “Restroe or transfer chats” UI. Take a look at the screenshot showing it:

As you can see, the new interface brings a new convenient way for the users to restore or transfer the chat history – from Google Drive backup or Transfer directly from the old phone. 

This feature might be available if you’re on the latest WhatsApp for Android Beta version. 


Abhijith writes Tech news focused on tech, smartphones, apps, and more at PriceBaba. He is based out of Kerala. He has been writing about Tech since 2013, on his own blog. He also used to host a YouTube channel about phones. Other than Tech, he is into Formula 1, Gaming, various TV shows and buying Kindle books that he barely reads.