WhatsApp New Update Rolled Out: Here are the Latest Features

By Vigneshwar
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Instant Messaging app, WhatsApp has rolled out another major update for the Android smartphone users. With this update, this app brings some new features like link preview, starred messages and a option to chat in Urdu and Bengali.

WhatsApp New Update Rolled Out: Here are the Latest Features

Few days back, the company has announced a back-up feature for Android platform that will help store chats and multimedia content in Google Drive. Lets have a breif look at the updates and its uses below.

Starred Messages

This feature allows the user to bookmark the messages during chat, by pressing it for long time. The saved messages will be notified by a star icon that appears on chat, which can be saved in starred messages.

WhatsApp New Update Rolled Out: Here are the Latest Features

However, this feature was already available on the iOS app and has nbeen rolled out for Android devices now.

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Indian languages

With this update, now your WhatsApp will support two Indian languages - Urudu and Bengali. To use, head on to Google Indic language keyboard → Android Settings → Inputs and keyboard → Add keyboard and select the language of your preference.

WhatsApp New Update Rolled Out: Here are the Latest Features

Rich preview

Just like Facbook, WhatsApp is now updated with "Rich Preview" feature. This feature will display the headline, images on the link, which is shared by or received by the user.

WhatsApp New Update Rolled Out: Here are the Latest Features

Android Direct share support

This "Android Direct share support" is available only on the smartphones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow including Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, and the Moto X Style.

WhatsApp New Update Rolled Out: Here are the Latest Features

Basically this feature lets the user to select a specific chat or a group right from the page they want to share. Previously, user needs to open the apps to select the chat or group.

WhatsApp Messenger is an instant messaging app for smartphones, which is used to send images, video, and audio media messages. This application is available in all the platforms including Android, iOS, Windows, Blackberry etc.

Indeed, WhatsApp is the mostly used popular messaging app with more than 600 million active users, with India alone boasting a user base of more than 70 million. According to the company report, this app has surpassed 700 million users, during Jan 2015.

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