WhatsApp now stops you from messaging the wrong chat group

AGENCY – “Thank goodness that meeting is over – booooring.” Wait, did I just send that to all my colleagues in the WhatsApp group chat?

It’s not your fault. How are you expected to be able to instantly tell the difference between different group chats when they all look the same?

For years, most messengers have allowed us to set our own background for chats. And yet the same image appears in all chats, whether a family chat or workplace chat, making it easier to mistake them.

To prevent mix-ups – and make things look a bit nicer – WhatsApp now lets you set different backgrounds for each chat.

This means that next time you go to post something in the workplace chat, the unique background will instantly give you the feeling of whether you’re in the right chat.

WhatsApp has also expanded its pool of available backgrounds, meaning you have plenty of landscapes, photos and designs to choose from.

There’s also a dark mode for wallpapers, meaning that the motif of the wallpaper will even switch from light to dark when your phone automatically turns on dark mode in the evening.