3 new WhatsApp features iOS and Android fans will enjoy using
- From multi-device support to joinable calls, WhatsApp has introduced several new features for its app.
- Both Android and iOS users can take advantage of these new features.
Messenger app WhatsApp has recently released a slew of new features and updates to its Android and iOS apps. The company has announced joinable calls, View Once, and more. There is a lot to explore on the new WhatsApp application. Here are the top three new features on WhatsApp for iOS and Android that you should be using right now.
1. View Once
Social media platforms have followed Snapchat to introduce a feature that allows the receiver to view photos and videos once before they disappear. WhatsApp is the latest application to adopt this View Once feature. If you send a photo or video using this feature, they will be deleted straight after being opened and viewed. As per the company, this feature is useful for sending temporary information, like passwords.
2. Joinable calls
WhatsApp introduced this feature in July. It allows users to jump into a voice or video call after the calls have begun. Just like other services like Google Meet and Zoom, people who miss the start of a group video conversation can join at any time during the call. Up until the release of this feature, you had to hang up and restart a call if you wanted to let a new person in.
3. Android to iOS and vice versa
There are several users who have wanted to switch platforms - from Android to iOs or vice versa but aren't able to do so because of the fear of losing all of their WhatsApp data. Well, things are changing now. Previously, there was no way to move your chat history from one system to another. However, you can now use the Smart Switch feature to backup your chat history and files and transfer them to a new phone.
Have you tried any of these features yet? All of these are now available on the stable WhatsApp app on both Android and iOS. Other somewhat new features include updates to archived chats and multi-device support for WhatsApp Web.