WhatsApp Will Reportedly Get Music Sharing, Large Emoji, Public Groups

According to leaked screenshots from German blog Macerkopf, WhatsApp could soon give users the ability to share their favourite music tracks with friends. The popular chat platform is also expected to support larger emoji characters, public groups, and more.

The report reveals that there are big improvements in the pipeline for WhatsApp. Perhaps the most exciting part is the ability to share entire music tracks.


It seems users will be able to share any track that’s stored locally on their iPhone, as well as those available in Apple Music. A small media player then appears in the chat thread, allowing the recipient to listen to the track without leaving the app.

It’s always been difficult to share music tracks with friends from an iPhone, especially those purchased from iTunes. WhatsApp will likely have to overcome a number of hurdles to make this kind of functionality possible.


New WhatsApp features often leak out ahead of their official unveilings in pre-release versions of the app. Not all of them make it into a final version, and those that do usually spend months in development before we can get our hands on them.