Whatsapp, the global messenger service has introduced a lot of new features lately in order to compete with social media giants.
Whatsapp was acquired by Facebook in May 2014. The Facebook-owned company that is known for social service is now free of cost across platforms.
Whatsapp remains the world's most used messenger service more than any other instant messaging app out there. Whatsapp has more than 1 billion active users.
We look at 10 new and updated features that are now part of the messenger service:
Document Sharing Features
Whatsapp introduced this feature only yesterday. The document sharing feature allows you to share documents like PDF files and other documents.
Use Whatsapp for desktop
Whatsapp is now available for desktop computers. Whatsapp Web allows you to use Whatsapp on an desktop PC if you are using Whatsapp on any Smartphone be it Android, iPhone or Windows.
Free of Cost
Whatsapp is officially free-of-cost. So you don't need to pay anything to use WhatsApp. Earlier, Whatsapp would charge an annual fee, which has been waived off.
Change your Phone Number
You can change your phone number and retain all your old data.
Making in-app Calls
Making in-app calls was introduced last year. You will have to continue to use Whatsapp as you make calls.
You can now take back-ups of all your chats to your Google Drive.
The new Whatsapp updates have brought several new emojis to make your chats even more interesting.
Low Data Usage for Calls
After launching in-app calling feature, Whatsapp has launched low data usage for calls in order to save data while calling.
While this is no new feature, the email chat will help you to send your chats to others.
Network usage helps you monitor your Whatsapp usage. It allows you to know the number of messages you sent or the messages you received, data consumed, etc.