WhatsApp developing new features including username and screen sharing, as reported WABetaInfo,
The username feature was spotted in beta version 220.127.116.11 for Android, and allows WhatsApp users to select a unique username associated with their account. The feature could mean that in the future, users can find each other by their username rather than using a phone number. Conversations initiated using a username are end-to-end encrypted WABetaInfo,
Some beta testers using version 18.104.22.168 of the Android app also noticed a new screen sharing feature. After pressing the Screen Sharing button, users can confirm and begin sharing the contents of their screen on a video call. As per the screenshot, the feature also records the part of the call that has been shared.
Other features rolling out to some beta testers include a “status archive” setting that allows businesses to archive statuses after 24 hours and then reshare them in the future. WABetaInfo Note that the status collection feature appears to be limited to businesses as of now.