In the recent update Whatsapp has rolled out features which have been available for beta version for over a month now. The updated app (version 2.12.250) that was earlier available on the company’s official website has now made its way to the Google Play store.
Among the new features and improvements , 5 makes it to the headline :
1) Custom Notification
Whatsapp brings a completely new sets of custom notifications for individual contacts. For example, if you want to set a specific ringtone for a contact. Similarly, you can set notification light colours, custom call and message ringtones, enable or disable vibrations and pop-up notifications for each contact.
2) Mark as Unread
This is probably one of the most awaited feature of Whatsapp.
To be clear, 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.
3) Mute Individual contact
Until recently we were only able to mute group conversation , but now we can even mute individual contact as well.
4) Lower Data Consumption in Whatsapp Call
Make a lot of Whatsapp call? Wanna reduce your data consumption? Whatsapp has added a new option for you.
Under Chats and Calls menu in Settings, you will notice 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.
5) New emojis and more skin tones
The new update brings a set of new emojis to WhatsApp for Android. Several emojis now also come in different skin tones.
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