The latest WhatsApp new updates will bring the users a range of new features. First seen by WaBetaInfo, the new update is mainly for iPhone users through Apple’s App Store. Version number 2.19.10 will now allow the users to add stickers to photos and videos. They will now also be able to reply personally to individuals in group chats. In some cases, some of these features are already available for Android users. Users sending GIF, pictures, or videos via the app will be now able to add an emoji or a sticker. The uber-popular messaging app is all geared up for four new features set to release in 2020.
3D Touch technology
If you want to reach out privately to a user in the group chat, simply tap on the user’s name within the group chat. There is another feature that is specially designed to make use of the iPhone’s 3D Touch technology. This allows the user to see a preview of the status updates posted by their family and friends. This feature can only be enjoyed if your smartphone supports 3D Touch technology.
Cryptocurrency and No Read Notification
When you check out someone’s status update, WhatsApp will not send the read receipt. You can make use of this to see the first status without sending the users any read notification. Indian users may rejoice since a WhatsApp cryptocurrency could soon be introduced in the Indian region. WhatsApp, as many of you may know, is owned by Facebook. The latter is working on cryptocurrency for the platform. The company first began working on a cryptocurrency after a high-level management reshuffle. The Independent heard from a Facebook spokesperson, “Like many other companies, Facebook is exploring ways to leverage the power of blockchain technology. This new small team is exploring many different applications.”
Besides the other features, WhatsApp new updates will also soon gain the ability to allow you to protect your chats with a fingerprint. So far, this works only on Android smartphones. In addition to this, you will now be able to decide who can add you to a group chat. Users will also be able to respond privately to a message sent within a group chat. The developers have done their best to update the software so as to provide the users with a secure and comfortable experience. The effort is commendable although just how useful these features will be is yet to be seen.
WhatsApp is also planning to bring a dark mode theme. While there have been speculations regarding it for a long time, it looks as if it is finally slated for a release this year. Besides the dark mode, WhatsApp has also been working on two looks – one in pitch black and the other in greyscale. The latter is designed to save battery, while the former is created to help users ease their eyes as they use their phones in low-light surroundings or at night. Facebook Messenger and Instagram also have a Dark Mode.