After a month of beta testing, WhatApp for android eco-system has come up with an update v2.12.250, which brings a few useful features. Now the users can get more control over there messages in WhatsApp after the latest release, it also gives you more emojis and decreases the amount of data used in WhatsApp calls.
Here’s a list of 5 new features that the latest WhatsApp update has brought to Android:
Mark as Unread
With the latest update, Android users can mark their WhatsApp messages as unread even after reading them. In other words, your messages will appear as read to senders even after you mark them as unread. Instead, it can be used to highlight messages so you can get back to them later.
Also, marking a message as unread will not change the order of conversations on the app.
Customization in WhatsApp is reaching to a next level, now we can specifically allocate a ringtone to a contact in WhatsApp.
For example, if you want to set a specific ringtone for a contact, you can select any song from your playlist, so you know the messages and calls are from that particular person even without looking at your smartphone.
Similarly, you can set notification light colours, custom call and message ringtones, enable or disable vibrations and pop-up notifications for each contact.
Mute Individual Contact
If you want to mute any person on your contact list, check the Mute bar in the About menu. Slide the Mute bar to the right and you will see duration for which you can mute the chat: 8 hours, a week, or a year.
Lower data consumption in WhatsApp calls
If you make a lot of WhatsApp calls and want to reduce your data consumption, WhatsApp has added a new option in the app.
Under Chats and Calls menu in Settings, you will notice a new option called Low Data Usage at the bottom of the scroll. Just click the box and you will be able to save some data while making voice calls using WhatsApp.
New emojis and more skin tones
The new update brings a set of new emojis to WhatsApp for Android, such as the Spock salute, the rather-rude middle finger, more diverse facial emojis, and a bunch of LGBT emojis. On top of that, several emojis now come in different skin tones.