A takeover from Facebook seems to have done Whatsapp, the world’s most popular chat app, some real good.
Since its launch and explosive growth over the years, WhatsApp has dramatically changed the cost and ease of mobile communication across the world. It’s cheaper to reach contacts not only locally, but internationally as well.
WhatsApp groups are an easy way to communicate with many people at once, to share notices, ask questions organise events or just have a good chat. But you know you’ve had enough when you can’t go a day without a ridiculous “share this with 10 other friends” chain message coming your way.
Two new updates
A new Android update has made it possible to take front-facing selfies with a flash (by lighting up the phone’s screen) a feature that is usually not built into phones. This is only available for the Whatsapp app, not your phone’s camera.
Similar to Snapchat, the app will let you scribble on photos shot using the Whatsapp camera.
iOS and Android can send an receive voicemails to each other if they fail to take a call using Whatsapp VOIP calls.
Called ‘Speak, a feature has been spotted on iPhone while tapping on a chat message. The ‘Speak’ option, which reads out the text in the message aloud, appears with other options like Reply, Forward, Copy, Delete and Message.