WhatsApp Latest News and Features | April 2020

WhatsApp is the best platform to connect with friends and family members wherein users can send text messages, images, videos, contacts, documents, and other media. The app has a very easy interface which makes it more user-friendly than other cross-messaging applications. In the present time, the popular messaging app is run by Facebook which was acquired by Facebook in February 2014. We have noticed that the developers have released lots of new features ever since the application has been working under Facebook. The developers of WhatsApp had initially released this app for simple communication but now the app has added a lot of interesting features that can use for messaging. WhatsApp brings new features and updates from time to time in order to enhance the users’ experience.

Dark Mode (Updated on 5th March 2020)

WhatsApp Dark Mode is one of the most requested features of its users. Finally, the developer of WhatsApp has released WhatsApp Dark Mode feature for Android and iOS smartphones. Download the latest “Dark Mode” version from our website and install it on your Android smartphone. You can set manually Dark Mode feature with few steps, go to chat section, click on Theme and then select Dark. WhatsApp says that the new Dark Mode feature is rolling out for all devices in the coming days so don’t worry, if it isn’t available on your mobile yet.

  • Dark mode is now available. Try it by going to Settings > Chats > Theme > select ‘Dark’. For users on Android 10, dark mode is enabled automatically when you turn it on in system settings.

How to enable WhatsApp Dark Mode on Android

  • First of all, you have to download the latest version of WhatsApp. Go to either Google Play Store or our website.
  • If you use our download link, Install the APK file on Android phone.
  • Once this is done, open WhatsApp and click on the setting located on the top-right menu bar.
  • Click on Chat > select Theme > and then select Dark.

Call Waiting Feature

WhatsApp update brings the most useful feature – call waiting for Android users. This feature alerts users when they receive a WhatsApp call, so you can choose to accept the incoming WhatsApp call while you’re already on another call.

  • New privacy settings allow you to control who can add you to groups. Go to Settings > Account > Privacy > Groups to get started.
  • Added call waiting support so you can choose to accept an incoming WhatsApp call while you’re already on another call.
  • Fixed an issue which caused fast battery drain on some devices.

Fingerprint Lock

The app can now be locked and unlocked with a Fingerprint sensor on Android. However, it was previously available for Android beta users but it is now available for all Android users.

  • You can now require a fingerprint to unlock WhatsApp. Tap Settings > Account > Privacy > Fingerprint lock and enable Unlock with fingerprint.

Consecutive Voice Messages

It brings a new feature to the latest stable version, continues audio messages playback. Now you can send voice messages consecutively to the users, so you don’t have to press play on each message.

  • Security fix for CVE-2019-3568.
  • Consecutive Voice Messages will now play in sequence, so you don’t have to press play on each message

New Group Call

Updated on April 29, 2019:

  • It’s now easier to start group voice and video calls. Just tap the call button in groups or select “New group call” when starting a new call in the calls tab. Group calls support up to 4 participants.

Picture-in-Picture Mode

WhatsApp has provided a new feature to users called Picture-in-picture (PiP) mode which is available in the latest version of the WhatsApp. The new feature allows you to watch video content from any video providing channels within your chat window. If your friend sends you a video link from Youtube, Facebook, Instagram or any other way, so you will not be redirected to the external page.

Updated on Dec 14, 2018:

  • When you receive a link to a video from places like Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, you can now play it right within WhatsApp. With picture-in-picture, you can keep watching the video while you chat.
  • You can now reply to a group message privately in your 1:1 chat. Tap and hold a message in a group chat and select ‘Reply privately’.

WhatsApp Stickers

WhatsApp has introduced its much-awaited sticker feature for the Android and iOS users. It allows users to send special stickers within their chats to make their chatting more impressive and you can express your feelings in a better way as well. WhatsApp provides 12 different types of sticker packs that can be sent to our friends and family members, a new category has been added along with emojis and GIFs. To get more stickers, WhatsApp users can download third-party sticker apps on Android devices from the Google Play Store.

Updated on Dec 5, 2018:

  • Introducing stickers! You can now download and send expressive stickers in chats. Tap the “emoji” icon while in a chat and then tap the “sticker” icon at the bottom to get started. You can also tap the “+” icon to download more sticker packs. If you’d like to create your own stickers for WhatsApp, visit whatsapp.com/stickers to get started.
  • You can now swipe right on a message to reply.

We always recommend you to install the latest version of WhatsApp in your smartphone wherein you get the latest features of WhatsApp. We have also provided the latest APK file of WhatsApp for the Android smartphone that can be downloaded from our website. We will provide you the latest information about WhatsApp as soon as possible, so keep an eye on our website.

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