WhatsApp’s features are constantly renewed. WhatsApp can now be updated to the latest version, 2.19.100. The messenger service thus adapts to the constantly changing demand of the market and makes many users happy. Here too, many new WhatsApp functions are waiting for you that some cell phone owners already know from the beta version. However, not everyone should be happy. While Android users can finally unlock the app via fingerprint, iPhone owners can benefit from other new WhatsApp functions. Here you can find the WhatsApp update details and how you can use the latest options in everyday life.
The Latest WhatsApp Features At A Glance – Unlock WhatsApp With A Fingerprint
It has long been possible for owners of iOS devices: WhatsApp can be conveniently unlocked and secured with a fingerprint. Android smartphone users can now also look forward to this feature. Once the fingerprint lock is enabled, the messenger service will automatically lock itself whenever you switch apps, or the screen is off. Depending on your choice, this takes place immediately, after one minute, or only after 30 minutes. If you want to open WhatsApp again, you can do this via fingerprint scan. Of course, this only works with an Android device with a fingerprint sensor installed. To use the new WhatsApp function, you can click on the three dots in the app and then under “Settings,” “Account,” and “Set everything up using the fingerprint lock feature.
The First Dark Mode For WhatsApp
It is now available for many apps and smartphones. Now the dark mode can also be used with WhatsApp. All smartphone owners who have android ten can use the new dark design. Once Dark Mode is enabled, all system menus will appear in black instead of white. The dark design protects the eyes and is ideal at night or in dark surroundings. Because the dark mode makes it easier to read content without dazzling.
In addition to this, the new look also looks good and brings a successful change to the usual bright design. Anyone who uses dark mode on their Android device will probably have already noticed that Google has adapted most apps accordingly. Unfortunately, many third-party applications still need to be tuned to it. Thanks to the new WhatsApp update, you can now benefit from a dark WhatsApp background and coordinated colors in the messenger service.
New Emoji Keyboard Also Available On WhatsApp
iOS device users have been able to use a brand-new emoji keyboard for some time now. However, the keyboard was only available for SMS and iMessage and could not be used in the popular messenger service. This has now changed with the new WhatsApp update. From now on, all emojis on the keyboard can also be used directly in WhatsApp.
Secretly Listening To Voice Messages
Until now, you always had to open WhatsApp to listen to voice messages. The sender could then see from the coloured ticks that the message had been received and listened to. The new WhatsApp update puts an end to that. Secretly listening to voice messages is now also possible. Because from now on, you no longer have to open the WhatsApp chat, but you can listen to your voice messages directly in the notifications. As is already known from regular letters, these are displayed on the home screen and can be opened without the sender receiving any information about it. Also new is that you can send direct replies from outside. All you have to do is tap the green arrow and answer.
Easier Editing Of Images And Videos
Another function is the more straightforward editing of images and videos. Because now, there is a button in the chat that takes you directly to the image editing menu. Here you can adjust photos and videos accordingly and do not have to switch to the main menu first. You can use many new editing options and send all the pictures or use them as a status.
New Fonts Available
Another WhatsApp innovation also has something to do with image editing. With the WhatsApp update, more fonts are now available to you. You can use this directly in image processing. To open the fonts, edit an image and click on the “T” function in the top bar. Here you have a total of five new fonts to choose from. However, the innovation only applies to iPhone users.
Group Chats Are Now Muted
Everyone knows them: group chats. Although they can be beneficial and help keep in touch with several friends at once, most users find them rather annoying. A flood of messages and notifications of each new message often await you. That’s why WhatsApp has long offered the option of switching such chats to “mute”. This disables notifications but still gives you a badge count on the app icon. With the new WhatsApp update, group chats can finally be deactivated, and all muted messages are only displayed when you open the respective chat.