WhatsApp is the top ranked instant messaging application used by almost one billion people every day, and there is more than one reason to love it. It has new innovative features such as video calling, sharing live location, sharing contacts, documents and audios, sending voice messages and lots more. The message delivery is fast, and works even when the internet connection is weak. It is secure, verified by two step verification process and end to end encryption. The creative team at WhatsApp has designed a new update which will enhance the user experience even more.
WHAT HAS THE NEW UPDATE GOT IN STORE FOR USERS?
There is more than one additional feature anticipated from the next new update:
- WhatsApp Payment feature: WhatsApp has been testing its new payment feature on a selected group of users. The feature will allow users to make online payments via WhatsApp.
- Shift to video calling button: Earlier if two people were part of a voice call and wanted to shift to video call, they had to end the voice call and then video call again. For the ease of its users WhatsApp has added a video call button within the interface of when users are voice calling so they can switch to video calling without having to disconnect and the reconnect. The person requesting the video call will click the button, a request will be sent to the other user, if he accepts the call will change into a video call.
- Notification categorisation: WhatsApp already has the feature which allows users to pin chats which are important. The latest update will allow users to set priority notifications accordingly. High, medium and low priority notifications will have different alert tones. Users will also be alerted if the message they sent has failed to send.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS UPDATED
When Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014 it stated that no contacts, videos or images will be shared with Facebook. WhatsApp will function as a separate entity. The new WhatsApp update has made a slight change in this. The information will now be shared with Facebook but will not be made public.