The Facebook-owned company WhatsApp rolled out an amazing number of new features in 2019. This is the first time since acquired by Facebook, WhatsApp has rolled out many new features in a single year.
With over 1.5 billion monthly active users all over the world. WhatsApp is by far the top messaging platform that allows video/text messages. Researchers are already saying that WhatsApp is good for health. There is a debate that You will be seeing Ads in WhatsApp soon, but we will have to wait and see if that actually happens in 2020.
For now, let’s take a look at what WhatsApp has been up to in 2019.
Here are the top 6 features introduced by WhatsApp on both iOS and Android this year.
WhatsApp Group invitation system:
The group invitation system is recently introduced. The feature allows users to control who can add them to the groups rather than being previously added to the groups without getting their approval.
A new option has features such as “Everyone”, “My Contacts”, and “My Contacts Except”. Now, no one would be able to add you to any group without your approval.
WhatsApp Audio picker feature:
Introduced in new UI, now you can choose and send 30 audio files at once. The feature supports audio and image preview.
Group video/voice call button to Android:
All users on Android now have a dedicated call button on their group chats which enables them to call everyone in the group with one click. The dedicated button can be used to make a group call or to a few participants of the group.
Fingerprint lock feature:
No one privacy concerns. Initially rolled out at the start of the year 2019 for iOS users, now Android users can also set fingerprint sensor lock features on their WhatsApp. Only you can access your WhatsApp by providing a finger/thumb impression.
Continuous voice messages play:
This is a great feature. Earlier you had to tab on every voice note to play it. With new versions of WhatsApp, you can play the first file and can hear all subsequent messages without hitting on individual voice notes as the app auto-plays all voice messages.
Share WhatsApp Status on Facebook or Instagram:
You can share WhatsApp status on Facebook and also on Instagram. You can set this feature setting by going to your status inside WhatsApp and by clicking a share button and setting up the apps where you can share your status.