Here Are 10 New WhatsApp Features That Rolled Out In 2016

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WhatsApp needs no introduction. It has become the most popular messaging app globally with more than 800 million active users using across multiple platforms.

We all know that the apps allow you to send messages, share videos and audios to friends, without any payment. The app comes with plenty of features providing the users the best messaging experience ever, but how many of us utilize WhatsApp to the fullest?

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With time, WhatsApp welcomed many changes in the form of upgrades in its interface, features and usability that have made it even more useful and addictive, as well as competitive to its rival apps based on a similar theme.

Now you can send documents on the instant messaging app, ability to add up to 256 members in a group, but that's not it! There is much more in the app that you may still now know about. Well, we have listed out all the latest features that WhatsApp has introduced in its platform, have a look at the slider below.

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The new user Settings page on WhatsApp as a part of the version 2.12.506, which is yet to be rolled out for Android device. The new update will bring some changes in the placement of options inside the Settings page.


WhatsApp finally released an update, which gives users the ability to send documents over chat.


WhatsApp added a number of emojis with new facial expressions as well as new characters.


WhatsApp finally confirmed plans to ditch annual fee from its app across various platforms including Android, iOS and more.


The new update allows user to add up to 256 members, which was limited to 100 prior to the update. The update came just a few day after WhatsApp announced that it had more than 1 billion monthly active users.


WhatsApp rolled an update, which brings language support for Urdu and Bengali, apart from other additions.


The Starred Messages feature, allow users to quickly access bookmarked messages including images, videos or other content quickly.


WhatsApp has updated its iOS app with 3D Touch capabilities that support for Apple's Peek and Pop 3D Touch features.


WhatsApp received backup and restore options for chat history and media via Google Drive. This feature allows user to backup chat history, voice messages, photos, and videos in Google Drive.


The quick reply feature allows users to reply WhatsApp notification that pops up on the device right from the Notification center without opening the app.

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