Two New Features Coming To WhatsApp For iOS, Shows Status On “Today View” Of iPhone

Two new features have been added to WhatsApp for iOS. The initial one will enable the users to spot latest status updates within the WhatsApp widget in Today View of iPhone. The WhatsApp voice messages will carry on playing even if the user swaps to other application or switch their handset’s screen off. These features are an element of WhatsApp version 2.18.40 that is available for downloading from the App Store. The upgrade will be accessible for handsets operating on iOS 7.0 and beyond.

Before this, WhatsApp launched its Change Number feature last week for Android beta. Accessible for Android version 2.18.97 of WhatsApp beta, the feature enables the users to inform selected or all contacts when they alter their mobile number. However, you should note that all groups of which the user is a part will be informed. The main benefit is that Change Number feature saves the talk history of the users. WhatsApp Change Number is anticipated to be made accessible for Windows and iOS users soon, although a precise timeline is uncertain.

Discretely, the company is beta-experimenting its Payments feature for several Indian users. The feature rooted on Unified Payments Interface (UPI) also backs the alternative of QR code scanning so as to make a transaction through the application. Also, WhatsApp Payments backs making transactions to any UPI ID on Android and iOS versions of the application. It is P2P-based and backs most of the banks on the Unified Payments Interface platform too.

The Facebook-owned service has been progressively toting up a range of features to lure users. At present, WhatsApp has a user base of more than 1.3 Billion, making it the most well-liked messaging chat application across the globe. It lately included the capability to include a narrative to group chats, which is accessible for Android as well as iOS users.

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