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With more than 1.5 billion users worldwide, WhatsApp is arguably the world’s most popular messaging app.
WhatsApp is all set to introduce new features on Android and iOS devices for its customers in order to enhance user experience and improve data security.
WhatsApp fingerprint lock feature
The biometric unlock feature is now available on its Android app. This addition to the Android app is almost seven months after WhatsApp introduced the feature into the iOS application.
In February 2019, the instant messaging platform added a feature to its iOS application, which enables iPhone users to unlock the app using Touch ID or Face ID.
The feature is live for all smartphone Android users using WhatsApp Beta for Android. Users of the Beta may upgrade the latest version to version 2.19.3.
“WhatsApp from Facebook”
In February 2014, Facebook bought WhatsApp for over $19 billion in stock, and the price had gone up to $22 billion by October when the deal closed.
Facebook wants to establish Instagram and WhatsApp ownership by adding “from Facebook” to the names of both platforms. In other words, the official name of Instagram will be “Instagram from Facebook”, and it will be included in the branding of WhatsApp.
Frequently Forwarded Messages
WhatsApp has often been charged with propagating fake news in India. In order to curb the spread of false information, WhatsApp will now let users know if a particular message is being frequently forwarded.
In short, if a message is forwarded over five times, the user will see a “Frequently Forwarded” tag on top of the message.
Consecutive Voice Message Playback
The feature, first available on WhatsApp’s iOS version, eliminates the need to play a message manually and enables a user to play successive voice messages automatically.
Once the first voice message is played, the app will notify users with a beep and automatically play the second voice message.
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