New Settings Menu Interface
This might not count as a new feature however may be a welcome change to the WhatsApp’s good old interface. The newest update brings some noticeable changes within the Settings menu. As an example, the Profile page currently shows your image in a circle, that was sq. within the last update. The Accounts option has been moved to top and data usage is now a dedicated option with sub menus.
Another nifty update to WhatsApp is that the choice to star explicit messages to simply find them at a later time. This may be done by long pressing a message in a conversation and so choosing the star icon from the pop-up menu. You’ll read your marked messages within the marked messages section within the main menu.
Google Drive Backup
This is not the most recent feature, however continues to be one amongst the most effective things happened to the messaging platform. WhatsApp offers you the choice to duplicate your chat history, voice messages, photos, and videos to Google Drive, which might be reconditioned to a brand new device if you modify your SIM card. You can back up your data to Google cloud by tapping on the ‘back up’ button in the ‘Chat backup’ option in the settings menu.
The latest update has conjointly added ‘custom notifications’ feature to WhatsApp that enables users to set custom ringtones for your favorite contacts. The feature may be accessed by sound on read contact and offers choices to set custom ringtones, LED colour, vibration length and pop-up notifications.
Mute Individual Chats
The option to mute conversation has been extended from group conversations to individual contacts. With this, you’ll currently briefly mute the notifications from individual contacts for eight hours, one week or for the complete year. What a relief!