WhatsApp is one of the fastest growing social networks on the planet. To keep up with the growing demands of its millions of users, the app frequently receives updates to add new features. The regular updates that the app gets too go a long way in helping its user base grow. The world’s most popular instant messaging app has received a slew of new features in the past few months and is set to get many more in the near future.
Currently, messaging platforms like Telegram and WeChat are among the oldest and best apps to provide access to chatbots – a functionality that is being tapped on by many big and small developers around the world.Recently, Facebook launched the chatbot feature for its Messenger, so speculation about its possibility of being on WhatsApp has also gone up. It would make WhatsApp a much more interesting place.
- WhatsApp’s desktop app : Whatsapp introduce a desktop app. so you have a new way to stay in touch anytime and anywhere – whether on your phone or computer at home or work. Like WhatsApp Web, our desktop app is simply an extension of your phone: the app mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device.The new desktop app is available for Windows 8+ and Mac OS 10.9+ and is synced with WhatsApp on your mobile device. Because the app runs natively on your desktop, you’ll have support for native desktop notifications, better keyboard shortcuts, and more.
Share Photos from Cloud Drives : Speaking of sharing documents, that’s one of the handiest new features in the WhatsApp update. Now, when you tap to share photos, you can simply dive into your favorite online cloud drive and add pictures from there.WhatsApp has added support to let you send documents from cloud-based drives like Google Drive and Dropbox, along with your internal storage. It’s a small step towards making it easier to share anything.
- New Font : Bored of chatting on WhatsApp with the same default system font? The company has silently rolled out a new feature to WhatsApp’s Android app, which allows users to type in a new font.The font appears similar to the Fixedsys typeface in Windows. However, so far this is the only option available. Also, while the new font is a welcomemove from WhatsApp, using it can be difficult and even tiresome.This is because users have to put backquote symbol (`) three times before and after the text theywant to change the font of.
- Front-facing flash : Clicking pictures with WhatsApp’s camera is supposedly going to get better with its screen flash. WhatsApp is planning to introduce screen flash for better pictures in low-light conditions. The feature, which is already available for a lot of smartphones, lights up the screen while taking pictures in the dark.Also, there’s a one-finger video zoom to make it easier for users to zoom in and out while recording videos. Users can simply slide their finger up for zooming-in and down for zooming-out. The feature was first seen on Snapchat, followed by Instagram. The features only work withWhatsApp’s camera.
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