WhatsApp recently introduced some new features on the green app to aid smooth operations on it.
These features are meant to improve the operations and tighen security on the app.
One Account, Many Gadgets
WhatsApp introduced a feature that allows users use their account for up to four mobiles simultaneously,this was announced recently.
Every user can now log into the same WhatsApp account on up to four phones.
While the multi-device feature has been long available, it could only be used through browsers, computers, or tablets. But now users, can use the feature to log in to multiple phones as well, according to a report.
This feature will come in handy for those using separate phones for home, work or business that are looking to use one account to link them all.
Chats Password Feature
In order to further tighten security on WhatsApp, Meta CEO, Zuckerberg recently announced that WhatsApp will now make chats completely private, by allowing users to keep chats password protected. According to him, these chats will be hidden in a password protected folder, and won’t appear with the rest of your chats.
Notifications from password-protected chats will not display any message content or even the sender.
WhatsApp Users Can now edit sent messages using the edit feature icon on the top left corner of the app.
This feature allows you edit and make corrections on already sent messages.
Truecaller will soon start making its caller identification service available over WhatsApp and other messaging apps to help users spot potential spam calls over the internet, the company told Reuters on Monday.
Currently in beta phase, the feature will be rolled out globally later this month.
Telemarketing and scamming calls have been on the rise in countries like India, where users gets about 17 spam calls per month on average, according to a 2021 report by Truecaller.
WhatsApp has developed an animated emojis feature, aimed to improve user experience by making messages more fun to share and enhancing communication.
It’s designed with the help of Lottie, a library that allows designers to create simple animations, the animated emojis will be sent by default. This means that users may not have control over deciding whether the emoji they send will be animated or not.
Saving Disappearing Messages
WhatsApp users can now save disappearing messages, the features allows users to save any important messages that could possibly disappear.
However, in this case, the sender will be notified. In the notification, the sender can veto the decision, thereby keeping control of the message with the sender itself.
The messages that have been ‘kept’ will then show up in a separate list called ‘Kept Messages’ which will appear in the chat info.
Exiting Group Chats Without Notifying The Group
You can now exit any group quietly without drawing the attention of other group members.
Previously, when a member of a WhatsApp group exits the chat, all members are notified. After the privacy update, only the group admin will be notified of the departure, while the rest of the members remain unaware.