Whatsapp has introduced several new features in the last few months. Though the company has been on top of any another instant messaging app, its competitors are also growing. While WeChat is on top of Whatsapp in China; India’s Hike has recently secured $175 million in funding led by Tencent and Foxconn. Now, China and India are the top two most populous countries with internet users. After Facebook’s purchase of Whatsapp, the company introduced end-to-end encryption and also announced to stop supporting less popular OS.
There are rumours about the video call feature on Whatsapp from last year, but till we haven’t seen on the app. While the voice calls options is first introduced with Android app, the video calling will be first available for iOS users. Whatsapp is continuously improving the voice call feature; recently it also brought the voicemail option, and now the missed calls are shows directly in the chat screen.
Talking about the iOS version of Whatsapp, the company is integrating Siri voice commands into its app. The usage of Siri is only restricted to the Apple’s natives apps; but with iOS 10, Siri can be integrated into any third party apps. Once this feature is enabled, the iOS users can make calls or send messages directly using Siri. Apart from Whatsapp; Uber and Netflix are also said to integrate Siri into their iOS apps. As of now, there is no information about this same feature for Android users. The iPhone users can also set reminders to call any c0ntact using Siri.
With the recent update, the single emoji will be displayed 3X larger than sending an emoji with text. If you are feeling bored with the regular font on Whatsapp, you can try out the new monospace font by adding backticks (`) at the starting and ending of the text. This new feature is introduced a month back while the bold, italics, and strikethrough text is available from last few months. The Whatsapp translations also revealed the upcoming GIF support for the iOS app. Stay tuned on Phoneradar for more details!