All knows WhatsApp is the world’s most-used messaging app. It is the most-downloaded Android app in India. WhatsApp regularly Updates to enhance the utility for its users. Here are five such updates that – WhatsApp got recently.
It is the most Awaited and require feature of WhatsApp . As the name suggests, the new chat-pinning makes it easier for users to pin important chats on the top of the conversation list. Once a conversation is pinned, it stays on the top of the list even afterward r new messages are received. Users can pin up to three individual or group chats on the top a chatting list.
2.Two-step authentication feature
The two-step verification feature provides extra layer of security to user’s account by requiring a secondary method of authentication. It aims at preventing others from using your phone number without a six-digit passcode (set by user). The feature is one of the most widely used security feature across various digital platforms.
Almost all technology companies like Apple, Google, Instagram, Twitter have introduced two-factor authentication for security of their users.
3.Siri can read your WhatsApp messages
Apple’s voice assistant Siri can read your WhatsApp messages for you. This feature comes in Version 2.17.20of the app and requires IOS 10.3 or later to work.
4.WhatsApp text status is back
After negative response from many users, WhatsApp bring back its text Status feature after Customers demands . In starting of 2017 the company had replaced the text status feature with another similar one called ‘Status’ which is look like stories that allowed users to add images, videos and GIFs as their status. Similar to Snapchat Status and Instagarm Stories, and this Status too comes with a expiry limit of 24-hours, after which it is automatically deleted
. WhatsApp faced a lot of criticism for removing the text status as not too many users like the new ‘Status’ feature. “We heard from our users that people missed the ability to set a persistent text-only update in their profile, so we’ve integrated this feature into the About section in profile settings,” a WhatsApp spokesperson had said
5.Adds new video-calling button
In may Latest Updates Of WhatsApp quietly introduced a separate icon for video calls on Android phones. The video-calling button replaces the older attachment button, The company recently announced that India is the top country in the world to use its video-calling feature. In a statement, the company said that a total of 50 million-plus video calling minutes per day are recorded by WhatsApp in India. This is highest among all other countries where the messaging app is used.