WhatsApp is a popular Instant Media Platform which is globally loved by billions of people. In this article you will know about top 15 WhatsApp features that has improved the app and made it more popular among the users all over the world.
Since WhatsApp made its first debut in the social media it has continuously been upgrading itself with amazing features. Being a most in demand messenger and chat support software the platform has to keep itself updated for better user experience. Today we will look back at Top 15 features WhatsApp has updated and released till date.
Top 15 WhatsApp features
- Make Calls on the PC
- View Once
- Multi-device support
- Mute videos before sharing
- Message level reporting
- Flash Calls
- Joining Group Calls later
- Transfer chat from iPhone to Android
- WhatsApp admin filtering group messages
- Add shortcuts to your home screen
- Quote messages within chats
- Dark Mode
- Frequently forwarded label
‘WhatsApp payment’ feature is the top most useful feature introduced by the platform for Android and IOS users. This in-chat payment feature allows you you to make transactions via WhatsApp to their contact list. This feature developed by National Payments Corporation of India helps you to send and receive money based on UPI system.
2. Make Calls on PC
‘Make Calls on the PC’ is the second most important features introduced in WhatsApp. With the help of this feature WhatsApp web users can attend and make one to one voice or video calls directly from their Laptop without using their phone. Moreover this feature is also end to end encrypted.
3. View Once
The third interesting feature introduced is ‘view once’ or ‘sending disappearing media files’. This feature allows you to send one time watch multimedia files. It lets the recipient view the file only once and disappear after. With this feature you can share content that you don’t want to remain available in your chat forever.
4. Multi-device Support
‘Multi device support feature’ is the fourth top listed feature. This was the most awaited feature of WhatsApp. This lets you use WhatsApp from multiple devices ie laptop, tablet, PC with the same account and at the same time. The best part is that you don’t have to keep your primary device connected to the internet.
5. Mute videos before sharing
The fifth top listed feature released is ‘Mute videos before sharing’ feature. This feature lets you mute videos before sharing them on WhatsApp chats or status. This allows you to cut the unnecessary background noise and edit your videos.
This feature is also helpful when you are in closed space with lots of people and you do not want to attract attention or create disturbance with the sound.
6. Message level reporting
The sixth best feature introduced in the platform is ‘Message level reporting’ feature. This feature lets you flag any particular message to report an account. Additionally you can also block or report any user by just pressing a specific message.
7. Flash Calls
Seventh in this list is ‘Flash Calls’ feature. This feature gives an additional layer of security to the users on top of the SMS verification during WhatsApp registration process. You can verify your phone number through an automated call while setting up your WhatsApp account.
8. Joining Group Calls later
The eighth popular listed feature is ‘Joining Group Calls later’. With this feature now you can join an ongoing video call without interrupting the call. You can directly join the group call from the tab present on the group chat.
9. Transfer chat from iPhone to Android
Ninth listed best WhatsApp feature is ‘Transfer chat from iPhone to Android’. This feature will let you transfer your chats including media files and voice notes from an iPhone to Android device. This helps your WhatsApp chat history keep intact.
10. WhatsApp Admin filtering group messages
Next top listed introduced feature is ‘WhatsApp admin filtering group messages’. With this feature WhatsApp group admins will be able to delete specific messages for all group members. This will help to filter misinformation and spam.
11. Add Shortcut to your home screen
Next best feature of WhatsApp is ‘Add shortcuts to your home screen’ for individual chats. This feature helps you to reduce the time of starting WhatsApp chat with any important contact. You can add the particular contact directly to your desktop by long pressing on the contact and selecting ‘add chat shortcut’ from the menu that appears. It is also helpful with the contacts you constantly chat with.
12. Quote messages within chats
Another best WhatsApp feature is ‘Quote messages within chats’. This feature is helpful when you want to reply to a specific message within huge WhatsApp group conversations or long conversations with any specific contact. With quotes you can refer to the particular message in the list.
You just have to long press or swipe the message that you want to reply and the reply option will automatically pop up in your screen. When you click on it your quote will appear in a box with your reply.
13. Picture-in-Picture mode
The ‘Picture-in-Picture’ mode of WhatsApp is also another great feature. With this feature you can play shared videos within the app while chatting with someone or even after switching to another chat. This mode supports videos from YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and stream able. The future let’s you watch your videos without closing WhatsApp.
14. Dark Mode
‘Dark Mode’ is another best listed feature of WhatsApp. This was one of the most user demanded feature introduced this year. The platform has introduced this feature for Android and IOS devices. The dark mode feature gives relief to your eyes while chatting at night or in any dark place. This new theme is added in the WhatsApp settings section.
15. Frequently forwarded label
A strong useful safety feature introduced by WhatsApp is ‘Frequently forwarded label’. This label helps you identify how many times any particular message has been forwarded before. This feature will help slow down the spread of fake news and rumors’. After you forward any message on WhatsApp to 5 contacts at one time, a frequently forwarded label will be added to the particular message.
These are the Top 15 WhatsApp features. Hope this article will help you catch up the new features the Meta owned company has recently rolled out. For more tech news and latest information keep following us.