WhatsApp Adds 3 New Features; Click to Chat, Facebook Link Share & Group Audio Calling
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WhatsApp, one of the biggest instant messenger with over 1.5 billion monthly active users. The mobile messaging application has received many new updates in the past few weeks. The company is constantly making efforts to enhance the user's friendly interface of the Application running on Android and iOS devices. With the current new updates and upcoming, WhatsApp is assuring its users with new features that’ll be user-friendly and will respect the new privacy policy. WhatsApp has lately introduced few new features like Click to Chat, Instant Link with Facebook, Group Audio Call and Media Visibility & Account Information.

Here’s detailed explanation of the following WhatsApp new features:

Click to Chat

WhatsApp latest addition to its features is Click to Chat. This allows users to send messages to numbers not saved in their contact list. This new feature will skip the need of saving unnecessary numbers. To use this feature, Whatsapp lets you create a link, which will allow you to initiate a chat with the unsaved number.

Link instantly with Facebook

WhatsApp’s parent company Facebook has added a new feature for some of its beta users of the Facebook app. This new feature allows users to share the link instantly via ‘Send to WhatsApp’ option. This will eliminate the need to go to share options in the drop-down menu.

Group audio calls

WhatsApp recently added a new feature that will enable users to do group audio calls on iOS devices. This feature will be similar to the current audio calling feature with some minor changes. The maximum number of people who can use this feature at a time is still unknown. The group calling feature will surely compete with the conference call feature in a normal call.

New media visibility feature

This new feature will allow the users to decide whether they want WhatsApp media content to be displayed in the gallery or not. The Media Visibility feature already exists on iOS.

New account information feature

In this feature, one can seek the report of his account information. But this information does not include the messages. This report can be shared with another app. WhatsApp creates the report in three days and it will be available for downloading for few weeks.

Along with these new updates, WhatsApp is testing another update for Android, which will be Select All Option. This feature will enable the user to select all the new messages and mark them as read/unread. It will also allow users to quickly delete the chats.