Updated WhatsApp for Android with 5 new features

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Whatsapp has finally rolled out version v2.12.250 after the month of Beta Testing to Android users. This new version has bring a number of features. This list of features not include the decreased data for the Whatsapp calls but also number of new Emojis that will show your feeling more better and also get more control over your messaging.

Whatsapp voice calling feature

Now lets have a look at the five Android features that are here for Android users.

Mark as Unread

With this feature a user can mark the message as unread even after reading the messages. So the user messages will appear that you have not read the messages. It will also use to highlight the message so that we have not read it. Also the order of Messages will not change in conversations.

Custom notifications

WhatsApp is bringing its whole set of custom options, which were available only for the whole app till but now for individual contacts.

For example, if you want to set a specific ringtone for a contact, you can select any song from your playlist, so you know the messages and calls are from that particular person even without looking at your smartphone.

Similarly, you can set notification light colours, custom call and message ringtones, enable or disable vibrations and pop-up notifications for each contact.

Mute individual contacts

Till now, we have only been able to mute group conversations, but with the new update Android users are able to mute individual contacts as well.

If you want to mute any person on your contact list, check the Mute bar in the About menu. Slide the Mute bar to the right and you will see duration for which you can mute the chat: 8 hours, a week, or a year.

Lower data consumption in WhatsApp calls

If you make a lot of WhatsApp calls and want to reduce your data consumption, WhatsApp has added a new option in the app for that purpose.

Under Chats and Calls menu in Settings, you will notice a new option called Low Data Usage at the bottom of the scroll. Just click the box and you will be able to save some data while making voice calls using WhatsApp.

New emojis and more skin tones

The new update brings a set of new emojis to WhatsApp for Android, such as the Spock salute, the rather-rude middle finger, more diverse facial emojis, and a bunch of LGBT emojis. On top of that, several emojis now come in different skin tones.

No Google Drive integration

We saw Google Drive integration in the beta testing stage, the latest Android update for WhatsApp has excluded it. We expect it to be rolled out in the near future, and make backing up chats, images, videos, voice messages etc much easier.


1 Comment

  1. Hi There,
    Thanks for introducing with these new features of Whatsapp. But i’m not agree with the point ‘Lower data consumption’. Because still, it consume little bit higher data then Line or Imo.

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