Top 10 new WhatsApp features & tricks

Now day’s WhatsApp is becomes a very popular instant messaging app for Android phones that used by millions of people in all over the world. This famous app was founded by Brian Acton and Jan Koum in the year 2009. The main reason behind the popularity of WhatsApp is it is a cross-platform app that uses the Internet to send text messages, images, video, user location and audio media messages from one smart phone to another smart phone instantly. 

Due to which WhatsApp becomes the most popular instant messaging app with having 600 million active users in the year 2015 and every day more numbers of users are increasing. This shows that how this messaging app is important in our present life style.

The Facebook is also recently modified with a number of new features that makes it even more powerful and further enhances its everyday usage. Here we have see the Whatsapp all the new additions of Top 10 new it’s features & tricks.

1. No More Subscription Fee

The recent update of whatsapp is in January 2016, made the WhatsApp absolutely free for the world. Earlier, WhatsApp used to charge a minimal annual fee on annual basis after the first year free usage, but with new update, users don’t need to pay to use WhatsApp’s services on all versions of the app.

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2. Low Data Usage

However, with new feature- low data usage turned on, you can cut down on the cost of your data usage without stopping yourself from making voice calls or send/receiving the media files from your contacts. You can turn on the feature in the Data usage option in the WhatsApp settings menu.

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3. Mark Messages As Read Or Unread

The latest update has also added a feature to WhatsApp that you can mark your chats as read or unread without even opening the conversation. You just need to long press the chat and select ‘Mark as read / unread’ from the pop-up menu. Try it to save yourself from an ugly situation.

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4. End To End Encryption

A recent seen that WhatsApp is to jump into the encryption bandwagon. This made the company introduce the end-to-end encryption to secure the privacy of its one billion users. With the new feature now in action, your activity on WhatsApp, be it simple text messages, voice calls or the photos or videos that you send, are fully secured from third-party sources and even from the WhatsApp team.

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5. Use Google Now To Send WhatsApp Messages (Only For Android)

Now this one is really cool features of Whatsapp You can ask Google Now to send a WhatsApp message to any of your contact. You just need to say “Ok Google, send a WhatsApp message”. If you add the contact name to your voice command, then you will be prompted to dictate the message you want to send to the contact.

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6. New Settings Menu Interface

There is other recent update has also changed the Settings menu interface, which is not actually a new feature but is a welcome change to the WhatsApp’s old interface. The update brings some noticeable changes in the Settings menu. For instance, the square profile picture has been transformed into a circle, the Accounts option has been moved to top, data usage is now a dedicated option with sub menus, etc.

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7. Google Drive Backup

You can back up your data to Google cloud by tapping on the ‘back up’ button in the ‘Chat backup’ option in the settings menu. While this is not a new feature, it is still one of the best things happened to the messaging platform in a while. WhatsApp gives you the option to back up your chat history, voice messages, photos, and videos to Google Drive, which can be restored to a new device if you change your SIM card. 

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8. Starred Messages

In this you can enjoy the option to star particular messages to easily locate them at a later time. Simply long press a message in a conversation and select the star icon from the pop-up menu. Your starred messages will appear in the starred messages section in the main menu.

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9. Custom Notifications

Custom notifications is also a part of WhatsApp latest update. It allows users to set custom ringtones for your favorite contacts. The feature can be accessed by tapping on view contact and gives options to set custom ringtones, LED colour, vibration length and pop-up notifications.

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10. Mute individual chats

 With this, you can now temporarily mute the notifications from individual contacts for 8 hours, one week or for the entire year. WhatsApp now offers you the ability to mute individual chats.The extension of muting the chats from group conversations to individual contacts.

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Conclusion

A number of Apps came and went, but WhatsApp has become a part of modern digital lifestyle. So, It is the first messaging app on a smartphone which user installs on his / her handset to stay in touch with family and friends. 

So above is the list shows that people are using Whatsapp and the it became the daily lifestyle of people day by day in India. Hope you will agree to this list, if you think we are missing something, just left  your views below through comment section and we will be adding your choice in the list.

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