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WhatsApp latest news: Big relief for users! Watch videos directly from notifications soon, 'last seen' status left unchanged!

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Nov 23, 2018, 04:36 PM IST

WhatsApp developers are constantly putting their best efforts in a bid to create and introduce new features for users of this multimedia messaging app. Over 1.5 billion people in the world and more than 200 million people in India alone use WhatsApp to communicate with their friends and family. Yes, that is exactly how popular WhatsApp is.

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WhatsApp: Features

WhatsApp: Features

Almost every feature introduced by WhatsApp till now has been useful for users in one way or the other. Whether, it is GIFs, stickers, emoticons, voice calls, delete message, and more, all of them have been beneficial for users. Image Source: Pixabay

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WhatsApp: New notification upgrade

WhatsApp: New notification upgrade

Developers at the multimedia messaging platform are working on a new feature through which one can watch WhatsApp videos directly in the notification bar. This feature will change the way in which people interact with messages. Image source: Pixabay

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WhatsApp: The 'last seen' status

WhatsApp: The 'last seen' status

Normally, a user has to open the WhatsApp application on his/her Android or iOS smartphone, just to check the video message. This generally changes the 'last seen' status of the user. But with this feature a user can watch a WhatsApp video directly from the notifications without affecting his/her 'last seen' status. Image Source: Pixabay

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WhatsApp: Privacy issues

WhatsApp: Privacy issues

Yes, it is true that some users may not be concerned about the last seen status but it is important for most WhatsApp users. Privacy issue, about what WhatsApp users want to reveal about their activities and what not, is one of the most controversial issue that has hit the messaging app space. Image Source: Pixabay

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WhatsApp: Apple deleting all sticker packs

WhatsApp: Apple deleting all sticker packs

WABetainfo, the first to report about this new feature shared that WhatsApp is preparing to launch this new feature for WhatsApp beta. This news comes in after the Apple's announcement about deleting all the WhatsApp sticker packs from App Store. Image Source: Pixabay

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WABetaInfo

WABetaInfo

WABetaInfo tweeted, "WhatsApp is rolling out the possibility to view videos directly in the push notification for any iOS beta user having the 2.18.102.5 version installed! It will be available soon for App Store users." Image Source: Twitter