The year 2018 Instant Messaging app is also quite busy for WhatsApp. WhatsApp has 220 million users and the company wants to keep its users safe and up-to-date in every way. Here I am going to give you information about the new big features that came in WhatsApp in the year 2018.
1. Group Video and Voice Calling:
WhatsApp has been rolling out to the group video calling feature for Android and iOS users. Users will get an option to add three other members when making video calls under this feature. This means that now four users can talk together at a time.
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2. WhatsApp Stickers:
It has been introduced for Android and iOS users. It can be downloaded from Apple App Store and Google Play Store. WhatsApp has introduced this feature with 13 popular stickers like Cuppy, Salty, Komo, Bibimbap Friends, Unchi & Rollie, Shiba Inu, The Maladroits, Koko, Hatch, Fearless and Fabulous, Banana and Biscuit.
Facebook’s instant messaging app has released a new feature picture-in-picture (PIP) for Android users in WhatsApp. With this help, users will be able to view Youtube videos sent to WhatsApp in the app. You can also view videos of Instagram and Facebook, not only YouTube, through this feature. The WhatsApp 2.18.280 version can be downloaded via Google Play Store.
4. Media Visibility:
Under this feature, you can hide private photos and videos in your phone. This feature will be useful to you when your friend is watching your phone and you want to hide your personal photo from him. Thru this, you can manipulate photos and videos of your WhatsApp media gallery.
5. Download WhatsApp Data:
Under the European Union’s Privacy Guidelines, WhatsApp is now offering users the option to download data. This will go in settings for After this, go to the account and tap the request account info.
6. Forward Messaging:
This feature has been introduced to get rid of Fake News. Which message is not forwards and which is not indicated by this will give this feature of WhatsApp. This feature will make chatting easier with a friend or group. This will tell you that the message your friend sent you has either typed it or forwarded it from somewhere. It has been introduced for Android and iOS users.
7. Group Chats:
WhatsApp Groups has access to many new features. It also includes the Admin Control feature. Now, in the groups, the description is given. Also, if the creator of the WhatsApp group can wish, he can also delete the group admin. For this, the option to Dismiss as Admin has been given. At the same time, under admin control, admin can control the changes happening in the group. I.e. control group admin who will be able to change the icon, subject and descript of the group.
8. WhatsApp Payments:
The beta version of WhatsApp Payments was introduced in February this year. But due to some difficulties, it has not been introduced yet. The company is still waiting for permission from the Reserve Bank of India to get this feature.
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