WhatsApp Rolls Out New Features For Users; Details Here
The Meta-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp has introduced new features for WhatsApp users. The two new features introduced in India are message-level reporting and flash calls. Now, WhatsApp web users can verify themselves and log in with a call and also report particular messages without reporting the entire chat or a specific user.
Earlier, WhatsApp only used the SMS-verification option, but to increase safety, Indian users now have a flash call feature. This flash call feature has only been rolled out for Android users, and WhatsApp will call you to verify your identity while setting up the messaging app on any smartphone. The message-reporting feature will allow users to flag a particular message by long-pressing the message.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp has also rolled out some new beta updates for WhatsApp web users bringing along the new privacy setting feature. Though the privacy setting feature is already available for smartphone users, the feature has been added for desktop users. The WhatsApp web beta 2.2146.5 has now been released, wherein users will be able to manage privacy settings directly within the desktop. In fact, through this feature, WhatsApp web users can also manage profile photos, last seen, read receipts and about pages directly.
Currently, the new beta version has been introduced for selected beta testers only, so if you are unable to see the features, it means they will be rolled out for your account later. Some reports have also suggested that WhatsApp might remove the quick edit shortcut by bringing the version up to 18.104.22.168. The instant messaging app decided to remove the shortcut after many users complained that the feature was not working. Though reports suggest that WhatsApp will remove the shortcut altogether, it might bring the feature back in future.
Recently, WhatsApp also introduced a video call shortcut for android users. The user can directly go to the three dots icon at the top right corner of your smartphone screen and do a video call while viewing status updates.