Whatsapp Gets Updated with New Features for Android Users

Whatsapp has rolled out its latest version -v2.12.250 for Android users, with a number of new features. The updated version lets the user have more control over messaging options, along with a host of new fun emojis. 

Notably, one of the best things about the updated Whatsapp is that the amount of data consumed while making  WhatsApp calls, would be decreased.

Here’s a list of a few of the freshly added features that the latest WhatsApp update has brought to Android users-

Mark as Unread

Now the users can mark messages as unread even after reading them. However, it must be noted that this feature does not make it appear as if you have not read the message yet, and your messages will appear as read to senders even after you mark them as unread. Instead, it can be used to highlight messages so you can get back to them later. Also, marking a message as unread will not change the order of conversations on the app.

Custom Notifications

WhatsApp is bringing its whole set of custom options, which were available only for the whole app till now, for individual contacts.

For example, you can set notification light colours, custom call and message ringtones, enable or disable vibrations and pop-up notifications for each contact.

Mute Individual Contacts

Till now, we had only been able to mute group conversations, but with the new update Android users will be able to mute individual contacts as well.

To use this feature, go to the Mute bar in the About menu, slide the Mute bar to the right and set the duration.

Lower Data Consumption in WhatsApp Calls

WhatsApp has added a new option in the app for lowering data consumption while making calls via the app.

Under Chats and Calls menu in Settings, you shall have a new option called Low Data Usage at the bottom of the scroll. Just click the box and you will be able to save some data while making voice calls using WhatsApp.

More Emojis

The new update brings a set of new emojis to WhatsApp for Android, such as the Spock salute, the rather-rude middle finger, more diverse facial emojis, and a bunch of LGBT emojis. On top of that, several emojis now come in different skin tones.

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