In order to make its app more user-friendly the Instant messaging platform WhatsApp regularly brings out new features for its users across the globe. According to a new report, the popular messaging app is working on a couple of new features for iOS and Android users.
Last month it rolled out a fingerprint unlock feature that will allow the user to unlock the app with the use of their phone’s fingerprint sensor. The update comes with the version number 2.19.221. Another update was the rollout for frequently forwarded messages as well as the continuous voice messages. Let’s take a look at what new features it will bring next for the users to improve their experience.
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Multi-platform support for WhatsApp
WhatsApp will bring this new feature that will allow the users to use one single account on multiple platforms. The consumers can use the messaging service with one account enabled on multiple devices. After the rollout, the users do not require to sign out of their previous account. Initially, the new feature will be rolled out for standalone WhatsApp for Apple’s iPad.
Audio playback in notifications for iOS
WhatsApp will bring audio playback in notification features for the iPhone users, which will allow them to play an audio file in the notification itself which they have received. So, to listen to a voice message on WhatsApp the users would not need to open their chat, also the read receipt will not be sent until the user especially opens their chat in order to hear the audio message.
Just like Instagram, WhatsApp users will now receive Boomerang features. Currently, WhatsApp is working on the feature but will be rolled out as soon as the company is sure that it is safe and free of any bugs. The Boomerang feature could be found in Video Type panel along with the convert to GIF option within the app.
Soon WhatsApp users will receive the Dark Mode feature on their devices. This will reduce eye strain while providing the comfort of use during the night or in dark environments.
WhatsApp calls using Google Assistant
Previously WhatsApp only allowed its users to send text messages via Google assistant. After the rollout of this feature, the users will be able to do audio and videos call using Google Voice Assistant. To do so the users need to update their WhatsApp as well as the Google Assistant app first. Then they need to launch the Assistant by saying Hey Google, WhatsApp video/call <contact name>. The feature will first arrive to iOS users in some time too.
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