Launched in 2009 and owned by Facebook, WhatsApp Messenger has become one of the most popular messaging apps worldwide.
WhatsApp Messenger provides users a free service to send text and voice messages to one another seamlessly between different devices. It is particularly convenient for families and small collaborative workgroups.
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June 21, 2022: Mute That Person Eating And Breathing Into The Microphone During Group Calls
Users can mute individuals who eat and/or breathe right into the microphone on a group call, sparing everyone the trouble of listening to them. The option will be available to all participants on the call and won't be limited to the person who initiated it. Irrespective of who mutes the person, they won't be audible to anyone else in the group. A mute icon will show up beside the name of the muted person to indicate this. In Addition, users can now directly message an individual on a group call.
June 17, 2022: WhatsApp Will Soon Let You Limit Who Joins Your Group Chats
WhatsApp will be introducing admin approval as an optional extra to help them marshal group chats. Admins will need to manually turn the feature on, allowing all other admins to choose who can enter a particular chat from a group invite link. The feature is referred to as "group membership approval" in the app, and it'll appear in the group settings so you can toggle it on and off.
June 13, 2022: Double The Max Group Chat Size: Up To 512 Participants
WhatsApp is set to enable larger group chats in its latest beta channel update. This feature, which will soon be rolled out to all users, will allow for group chats with up to 512 users, up from the current limit of 256.
June 8, 2022: ‘Order’ Shortcut For Business Customers
WhatsApp is currently working on a new ‘order’ shortcut for business customers. The new ‘order’ shortcut was first spotted on the Android beta app, but it is no longer exclusive to Android users. If you are a business and using the WhatsApp Desktop beta app, you will soon be able to create quick orders using the new shortcut and share it with your customers.
May 25, 2022: End Support For iOS 11 And Earlier
This fall, users of older iphones such as iOS 10 and 11 will no longer be able to use WhatsApp. Starting October 24, the app will only support iOS versions 12 and later. Including iOS 12, the oldest other mobile operating systems WhatsApp runs on are Android 4.1 and KaiOS 2.5.0 and newer.
May 24, 2022: WhatsApp Adds Messaging Tools
Meta unveiled a developer tool named WhatsApp Cloud API, which will enable businesses to message and chat with their customers more easily. It is an important step to help more businesses connect with people and help more people message the businesses that they want to support.
May 20, 2022: New Commercial Services
After paying a fee, business owners can access the WhatsApp Cloud Application Programming Interface to build a custom dashboard on top of WhatsApp Messenger, which allows them to chat with customers and offer customer services more easily.
May 9, 2022: Emoji Reactions and Bigger Files Feature
WhatApp Messenger has rolled out two useful features in the current version：
Emoji reactions: users can now react to a message with emoji without clogging up the group chat;
Bigger files: file size limits are up to 2GB.
May 6, 2022: Users Will Soon Be Allowed To Add Up To 512 People To A Group
On Thursday, WhatsApp announced new features to expand the size of group chats. Users can add up to 512 people to a group. This feature is not yet widely available, but it is slowly filtering down to users, which is a welcome improvement.
April 19, 2022: Hide your ‘Last Seen’ status
WhatsApp is testing a new privacy feature that allows users to hide their “last seen” status from specific accounts. Users will be able to stop specific contacts from seeing information about when they were last active in the WhatsApp app. To enable this feature, users can go to the “Privacy” settings section, where they can choose between “Everyone,” “My Contacts,” “Nobody,” and the new “My Contacts Except…”
April 2, 2022: Several New Features for Voice Messages Including Resume Recordings
WhatsApp begins at rolling out the following new features for its voice messages in the coming weeks:
Pause/ Resume Recording: Users will be able to hit pause while recording a message.
Draft Preview: Users can listen to their voice message before sending it.
Waveform Visualization: While recording a message, a visual representation of the sound will show up on the interface.
Out of Chat Playback: Users can go out of the chat while listening to a voice chat.
Remember Playback: Users can pick up where they left off after hitting a pause while listening to a voice message.
Fast Playback on Forward Message: User will be able to play a voice message at 1.5x or 2x speeds.
March 14, 2022: New limitations when forwarding messages
WhatsApp has updated its forwarding messages feature. When a message is marked as forwarded, it’s no longer possible to forward it to more than one group chat at a time. If users need to forward it to more than one group chat, they need to select the message and forward it again, which can provide a safer internet environment and ensure fake news doesn’t spread easily.
March 3, 2022: Messages reaction
WhatsApp Messenger is rolling out a new feature that allows users to react to a message with an emoji. Most of the popular messaging platforms like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook Messenger have introduced this message reaction, but only WhatsApp was left to do so. With this new feature, Whatsapp users will be allowed to react to the messages without typing out a sentence and use an emoji to inform the sender that they've seen the message.
February 22, 2022: New UI for group voice calls
WhatsApp is working on a new feature that will introduce a new interface during voice calls. Users will be able to see voice waveforms when someone is speaking on a group call. When multiple users are speaking simultaneously, the voice waveforms will be quite useful for identifying the speaker. This new feature is now being tested with beta users, it might be a few weeks away from its public release.
February 17, 2022: Cover Photo Feature
WhatsApp is testing a new feature that will allow users to set cover photos for their WhatsApp profiles. Users will be able to select a photo or take a new one to use as a cover photo for their profiles, and any users who visit the profile will be able to view it. The feature is currently only available for business accounts, but it is possible that it could also be rolled out to general users in the future.
February 14, 2022: New Photo Feature
WhatsApp will add new drawing tools to the Android app, bringing two new pencils to draw on images and videos. With this new update, users will get on thinner and one thicker pencil option. In the meantime, the messaging app is also working on a blur image tool. The new features are now available for Android version 126.96.36.199.
Free international calls
No extra fees or subscription.
Only the sender and recipient of messages can view them.
Doesn’t store your personal information, and only people you approve as contacts can send you messages.
Desktop version: WhatsApp Web.
It can operate within Mac and Windows browsers (except Internet Explorer).
The messages you send on WhatsApp Web will be synced automatically and shown up on your mobile devices.
However, the web version provides no calling services.
What is WhatsApp and how it is used?
It is an app facilitating messaging and voice calls via cellular or Wi-Fi connection. You can get connected with nearly anyone on the planet.
How do I download WhatsApp?
Download WhatsApp on our website by just clicking the download button above.
How to delete WhatsApp contact?
Open WhatsApp > go to the Chats tab.
Tap New chat > search for or select the contact you’d like to delete.
Enter the contact's name at the top.
Tap Edit > scroll to the bottom and tap Delete Contact.
What are the disadvantages of using WhatsApp?
No Content Censorship
Privacy: people can see your profile pic if they know your number
File Size Limit: No file more than 100MB
No Self-Destruction Option: messages cannot set to disappear in the desired time
How many people can be on the WhatsApp video call?
What’s the difference between WhatsApp, WhatsApp Messenger, and Messenger?
WhatsApp and WhatsApp Messenger are the same apps. It's the way people call it.
Some people prefer to say WhatsApp while others prefer to call it WhatsApp Messenger because it's a messaging app.
Messenger is a different messaging app also owned by Facebook, but is less popular than WhatsApp.
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