WhatsApp has announced so many new features in the last few weeks that you may not have seen them all.
The g1 Here he collects what is already available to consumers – remembering that they arrive slowly / remember that they are slowly released to consumers. “And it is important to remember: In order to use the new features, the application must always be updated (Learn how to update to iPhone and Android at the end of the report.).
The changes were as follows:
1- Responding to messages with emojis
WhatsApp launches emoji reactions for users
Over the last 6 years, Whstasapp has released a pack with six reaction emojis for app messages. These are: According to the app, the idea is to save users time during conversations and make the conversation more enjoyable.
Updates will be available to users from version. iOS 2.22.9 And Android 2.22.8.
To access the new feature, you’ll need to update the app.
2- Bug fix which opened the wrong conversation on iPhone.
WhatsApp bug annoys users – Photo: Reproduction / Twitter
In the last week of April, WhatsApp fixed a bug that caused a great deal of confusion among iPhone users.
A bug in the app for the iOS operating system will lead the user down to the conversation whenever a contact is selected. Also, it leaves space between one chat and another in the list.
This bug has been commented on social networks since the 19th. It was resolved in. 9.22.76 According to the company, WhatsApp, which is now available to all users.
You need to update the application to make sure that the problem is actually fixed.
Call in groups of 3 – 32 people.
WhatsApp allows voice calls with up to 32 people. – Photo: Disclosure
WhatsApp has released a new threshold for in-app voice calls. Now users can. Make group calls with up to 32 people at a time..
The novelty came in an app update for iOS and Android. Up to that time, the maximum capacity of app voice calls was eight participants..
WhatsApp has also changed the format of calls to make it easier for more than one person to chat. Available from the feature version. iOS 22.8.80 (For iPhone) and 126.96.36.199 on Android.
Earlier, the company announced new features on the WhatsApp to facilitate the exchange of voice messages, such as the option to listen to messages outside the chat window and speed up and speed up the audio.
See steps to start a call with up to 32 people in the app:
- Click the “Calls” button below the application.
- At the top of the screen, select the phone icon, followed by the “+” (plus) sign;
- Select the “New Group Call” option and add contacts.
- Select the phone icon to start the call.
It is still possible to start voice calls directly from groups. In that case, just click the phone icon and select the people you want to talk to.
Important details: Voice chat can only include numbers that are already stored in the address book.
4 – Message forwarding limit
Notice of frequently forwarded message on WhatsApp – Photo: Reproduction
WhatsApp will further restrict the number of recipients of messages forwarded to groups. A message that has been forwarded can only be forwarded to one group at a time within the app.
Previously, this content could be delivered to up to five contacts or groups at once.
The platform explains that the decision is aimed at “significantly reducing the spread of harmful misinformation among groups.”
- One person can forward a message to five contacts or groups at a time.
- Anyone who receives such a message can forward it to five more contacts or groups at once.
- A WhatsApp user can still send the same message they created in five contacts or groups at a time.
- But its forwarding is limited to one group at a time by those who have access to it.
In both cases, the user can repeat the forwarding procedure as many times as he wants.
WhatsApp further explains that messages sent for five or more conversations in a row are flagged with a double arrow icon and “frequently forwarded” label.
For this type of message, the principle of splitting into only one group at a time has been in force since 2020. At the time, the company had taken steps to avoid sharing false information between new corona virus epidemics.
5 – Resources deferred for Brazil.
On the last 5th, WhatsApp announced that it has. The number of participants in the groups has been increased from 256 to 512.. However change, It will be implemented only after the next election in Brazil..
New threshold for groups according to WhatsApp Due to its long-term strategy for the country, it will be implemented later in Brazil..
Announced in April WhatsApp CommunitiesA feature that brings different groups together in one place so that the organizers can reach thousands of people at once. He will also come to the country only after the election..
What are WhatsApp communities?
How to update WhatsApp On iPhone:
- Go to the App Store and search for the WhatsApp.
- On the application page, see if the blue button next to the icon has an “update” option;
- Click “Update” and wait for the download.
- WhatsApp will restart and be updated.
Important: If the blue button has an “Open” message, it means that the latest version of your app is already available. In that case, you need to check back in a few minutes.
If the problem persists, you can contact the WhatsApp team to report the bug.
- On mobile, go to “Settings” and then “Help”;
- Then select “Contact Us” to report bugs.
- After filling in the fields and stating the problem, click “Next”.
Important: If the green button brings up the message “Open”, it means that your app already has the latest version. In that case, you need to double-check that the update will be available in a few minutes.
Check out the WhatsApp version in the iPhone App Store – Photo: Playback
How to update WhatsApp On Android:
- Go to Play Store and search for WhatsApp.
- On the app page, see if there is a green button with the heading “Update”.
- Click “Update” and wait for the download.
- The WhatsApp will restart and be updated.