WhatsApp Messenger is currently the best freeware and cross-platform instant messaging service for smartphones and even on PCs. It has so gotten into users that I can literally call it an addiction. Judging with the number of users, WhatsApp will soon be the most preferred instant messaging platform in future.
As you might already know, WhatsApp has a lot of features that are already getting users so addicted to thier smartphones and making the chatting experience fresh and lively.
Before going into the latest WhatsApp features that can always draw your attention, let’s see some of the popular features currently rocking on WhatsApp.
- It uses the Internet to make voice calls
- One to one video calls
- Send text messages
- Send images
- Send GIFs
- Send videos, audio files, phone contacts and voice notes using standard cellular mobile numbers.
These are the some of the most popular features on WhatsApp that you can start enjoying.
WhatsApp messenger team is always updating the app with features that the users ask for, add more security and makes the whole app user friendly.
A lot of people don’t know about these latest WhatsApp features and have not been using it. That isn’t really cool and you are actually missing a lot if you fall into this category.
As you read on, I am going to tell you four latest WhatsApp features that you will be addicted to after reading this post till the end.
Do you know most people don’t know WhatsApp has added a new feature to send documents like PDF files to friends ? It’s possible and easy to now send documents to anyone.
To do that, just click on attachment icon(the first icon) by the right of the chat box and then select document. You can then locate the document or file you wish to send.
Like I said earlier, WhatsApp has added some real interesting features. It isn’t just a feature you can skip, it’s gonna be your best WhatsApp feature for 2018. Let’s start with the kinda popular ones(a lot of people don’t even know about it)
[su_heading size=”24″]WhatsApp Status[/su_heading]
If you are a regular/deep user of WhatsApp, you must have noticed the new status feature.
WhatsApp had the basic “text only” status functionality for a long time. It was kinda boring you know, but because everyone needs to innovate and come up with new stuffs, WhatsApp enhanced the status functionality and made so sweet.
Now, you can update your status with photos, videos, colorful texts and effects like never before. Another thing is, even your status updates are end-to-end encrypted.
To get started,
- Open your WhatsApp
- Click on the Status tab
- The select the Pen icon to update a text only status or select the Media icon to update your status with a photo or video. You can swipe up to select a file from your device gallery. This feature is now so useful especially to the ladies and selfie freaks. Remember, your Whatsapp status will expire after 24hrs.
[su_heading size=”24″]Introducing New Camera Features[/su_heading]
With the new WhatsApp feature, you can customize and enhance the photos and videos you share with friends and family around the world. With WhatsApp’s new camera features, you can now write or draw on photos and videos, as well as add emoji to express yourself.
Isn’t this interesting?
When you capture a new photo or video or share one that’s already on your phone, you’ll automatically see the new editing tools. Whether you’re drawing a big red heart to show how much you miss someone or adding your favorite emoji – sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. Try adding text too, and change the color and font style.
The WhatsApp camera feature now supports the front-facing flash so you can take the perfect selfie. In low light and at night, this will brighten up your screen and improve the quality of your photo.
Alsoa added is a convenient zooming feature for recording videos – just slide your finger up and down to zoom in and out. And to quickly switch between front and rear facing cameras, double tap on the screen.
If you haven’t tried that, you probably should give it a shot and you would get to love it.
[su_heading size=”24″]Deleting Messages for Everyone[/su_heading]
One of the most interesting feature users have anticipated for have just been added to WhatsApp. Just like the message Retract feature on BBM, you can now delete messages you sent by mistake — whether to a friend or an entire group.
It doesn’t just stop there, you also have the option of deleting it on your phone and on the other person’s device.
[su_animate type=”flipInX” duration=”2.5″ delay=”1″]Here’s how the WhatsApp message delete feature works:[/su_animate]
- Tap and hold on the message you wish to retract, choose “Delete for me,” or “Delete for everyone.”
After clicking the delete for everyone, you and the recipient will no longer see the message.
Note that you have just seven minutes to delete the message after it’s been sent. Seven minutes is okay to correct any mistake or whatever you feel like undoing.
This feature is rolling out for users around the world on the latest versions of Whatsapp on iPhone, Android, Windows Phone as well as desktop. Both you and the message recipient must be using the latest version of WhatsApp for the message to be successfully deleted.
You can download the latest version of WhatsApp here for iPhone, Android, Windows and Mac PCs
[su_heading size=”24″]Share your live location[/su_heading]
A new feature that allows you to share your location in real-time with family or friends is now available on WhatsApp. You show be using the latest version of WhatsApp to enjoy these features.
Whether you’re meeting up with friends, letting loved ones know you’re safe, or sharing your commute, Live Location is a simple and secure way to let people know where you are.
This end-to-end encrypted feature lets you control who you share with and for how long. You can choose to stop sharing at any time or let the Live Location timer simply expire
[su_heading size=”24″]Here’s how the WhatsApp live location sharing feature works [/su_heading]
- Open a chat with the person or group you want to share with.
- Hit the attachment icon
- Select “Location“
- There’s a new option to “Share Live Location.” or “Current location“
- Choose for how long you want to share and tap send.
- Each person in the chat will be able to see your real-time location on a map. And if more than one person shares their Live Location in the group, all locations will be visible on the same map.
Live Location is available on both Android and iPhone. These features are so interesting and would make WhatsApp in 2018 more user friendly and feature packed. More features will always be added as time goes on.