Whatsapp is the most widely used and popular app for communication, business, fun and many things, in 2019 it announced some features that haven’t shown that much interest or impact.After acquiring whatsapp by social media Giant Facebook there has been a lot of new features and changes that attracted more people. These are the whatsapp features that are updated and few are upcoming.
This will be the most used feature that is released by whatsapp,this whatsapp features will provide the pleasing dark color along with improving the readability of the user with the color that will reduce the fatigue that is caused due to the colors.This feature also reduces the battery consumption which is the main issue faced by many smartphone users.This feature will provide white text with black background.This is how to activate dark mode.
- Open whatsapp
- Click on the three dots in whatsapp at top right corner
- Hit Settings
- Select Chats.
- Choose Themes.
- In the Choose Theme dialog box, select Dark.
- You should see the interface switch to a dark theme.
Privacy is the most needed option people will look for in any app, fingerprint scanner is the security feature it has and in 2020 face unlock is the new feature.Similar to face unlock for smartphones, whatsapp will also unlock with face detection. Face unlock and finger unlock trending in whatsapp features list.
Generally for all the contacts that are saved you can choose whether you want them to check your last seen or not.It will give three options Everyone, My Contacts and Nobody.This new feature will provide you more privacy like you can select the friends that you want to view your last seen.
Self Destructing/Delete Messages/Disappearing Messages
Whatsapp has announced about this feature in october and named self destructing or disappearing messages and then later renamed this one as delete messages in November of 2019.You can enable the option Delete messages in group settings or contact info, this feature enables you to set expiration time like 1 hour, 1 day, 1 week or so where as self destructing messages includes the time limit like 5 seconds, 1 hour and so on.
This option will enable the users to make payments from whatsapp through UPI that is secure.To enable this feature click on the three dots at right corner of whatsapp and then head to payments option where you can check history also.
There you can see Add new payment method,select your bank and it will ask to verify the mobile number linked to the bank.It will detect your bank and fetch the details automatically with the number.Click on the account and you will see a new addon that is New Payment,click and pay easily with the receivers UPI id or you can scan through QR code.
This feature enables the user to add someone to their contact list simply by scanning the QR code.Whatsapp will allow the user to share the profile easily and add easily rather than the old version of adding the number to contacts and then searching in whatsapp.
Android version of Whatsapp will enable the user to search for an image on whatsapp that is sent or received from whatsapp contacts.This image search would do the task with the help of the google search image and search the image from the chat.Image search option will be helpful for various purposes on whatsapp.
Advanced Search Feature
Advanced search Feature is different from the above search image feature as this will enable the user to search Photos,audio,videos,links and GIFS along with the most used general text search.
These are the top 8 features of whatsapp in first quarter of 2020. Lets wait and see for more new whatsapp features from facebook.