WhatsApp new features after update: Check what has changed in your favourite app
WhatsApp has over 1.5 billion users worldwide. Despite the humongous popularity, this Facebook owned chatting platform updates and adds new features every week to keep the users hooked as well as to lure new subscribers.
WhatsApp has over 1.5 billion users worldwide. Despite the humongous popularity, this Facebook owned chatting platform updates and adds new features every week to keep the users hooked as well as to lure new subscribers. The best part is, that these updates are extremely entertaining and also carry much utility value.
Now, WhatsApp is expected to announce new features for its Android and iOS applications. Features like multi-platform support, WhatsApp QR Code, Hide Muted Status Updates and more are expected to be included in the new update. WhatsApp has recently added new features like ‘frequently forwarded’ feature, ‘fingerprint lock’ feature in the privacy section and ‘consecutive voice messages’ feature to the app. Here are a detailed analysis of each feature below:
1. Frequently Forwarded
WhatsApp has made frequent changes to the ‘Forwarded’ tool. The updated app users might have already noticed the ‘frequently forwarded’ label on some of the forwarded messages. Now, WhatsApp users will be able to know when a message is forwarded over five times. The tool has been launched to curb the spread of fake news.
2. Fingerprint lock feature
The Facebook-owned app has now added a biometric unlock feature to its Android app. The technological advancement to Android app comes nearly seven months after WhatsApp brought the feature to the iOS-based app.
3. Consecutive Voice messages
The feature, first available on the iOS version of WhatsApp, does away with the need of playing a voice message manually and instead allows a user to play consecutive voice messages automatically. The app will notify users with a sound after playing the first voice message and the second voice message will be played automatically.
4. 'WhatsApp from Facebook' label
Facebook recently announced an update for its beta users that adds the “WhatsApp from Facebook” label to the app. Whatsapp also said that they want to be clearer about the products and services that are part of Facebook. One can find the label in WhatsApp’s Settings section of the app.