WhatsApp has announced so many new features in the last few weeks that you may not be aware of it all.
THE g1 collects here the ones that are already available to users – remember that they are coming in a little bit / remember that they are slowly being delivered to users. “And it is important to remember: In order to use new features, the app must be updated regularly (learn how to update on iPhone and Android at the end of the report)
The changes were as follows:
1 – Responses to messages and emojis
WhatsApp is starting to give emoji impressions to users
Since the last 6 days, Whstasapp has released a package containing six response emojis for in-app messages. It’s them: 👍❤️😂😮😢🙏. Depending on the app, the idea is to make users save time during conversations and make interactions more enjoyable.
Updates will be available to users from versions 2.22.9 for iOS and Android 2.22.8.
To get a new feature, you need to update the app.
2 – An error correction that opened an incorrect conversation on the iPhone
WhatsApp bug annoys users – Photo: Parent / Twitter
In the last week of April, WhatsApp corrected an error that caused a great deal of confusion among iPhone users.
An error in the iOS operating system app can redirect the user to the dialog below below whenever a contact is selected. Additionally, it left a blank space between one chat and another on the list.
The bug was commented on social media on the 19th 9.22.76 of WhatsApp, which is now available to all users, according to the company.
To ensure that the problem is resolved, you need to update the software.
3 – Calls groups of up to 32 people
WhatsApp allows voice calls with up to 32 people. – Photo: Disclosure
WhatsApp has released a new limit for in-app calls. Now users can make group calls with up to 32 people at a time.
The update came in the app update for iOS and Android. Up to that point, the highest capacity of in-app phones was eight participants..
WhatsApp has also changed the look of the phone to make it easier for more people to chat. Feature available from version 22.8.80 for iOS (for iPhone) and 220.127.116.11 on Android.
Earlier, the company had already announced new features to facilitate the exchange of voice messages on WhatsApp, such as the option to listen to messages outside the chat window and increase the speed and sound.
See steps to set up a phone with up to 32 people in the app:
- Press the “Phone” button at the bottom of the app;
- At the top of the screen, select the phone icon, and the “+” (plus) sign next to it;
- Select the “New group” option and add the address;
- Select the phone icon to start the call.
It is still possible to set up an audio call directly from groups. In this case, simply click on the phone icon and select the people you want to talk to.
Important notes: it is only possible to add a number to the voice chat that is already stored in the address book.
4 – Message forwarding restriction
Notification of frequently sent messages on WhatsApp – Photos: Production
WhatsApp will further reduce the number of recipients of messages sent to groups. Distributed messages can only be sent to one group at a time within the app.
Previously, it was possible for this content to be sent to up to five people or groups at a time.
The decision aims to “significantly reduce the spread of misinformation that may be harmful to groups”, explains the forum.
- One can spread the message created by up to five people or groups at a time.
- Anyone who receives such a message can distribute it to up to five people or more at once.
- A WhatsApp user can still distribute the same message he created to up to five contacts or groups at a time.
- But the distribution of this information by the people who received it is restricted to one more group at a time.
In both cases, the users can repeat the distribution process as often as they wish.
WhatsApp further states that messages sent in a series of up to five or more conversations are flagged with a two-arrow icon and a “Frequently Sent” tag.
With this kind of message, the law of distribution in only one group at a time has been in effect since 2020. At that time, the company took steps to prevent the sharing of false information amid a new coronavirus epidemic.
5 – Resources postponed to Brazil
On the last 5 days, WhatsApp announced that it was increased the limit of participants in groups from 256 to 512. Changes, however, will be implemented in Brazil only after the next election.
According to WhatsApp, a new group limit will be implemented later in Brazil due to its long-term strategy for the country.
Announced in April, the Whatsapp communitya feature that integrates different groups into a shared space for managers to reach thousands of people at a time, it will also arrive in the country only after the election.
What are WhatsApp communities?
How to update Whatsapp on iPhone:
- Go to the App Store and search for WhatsApp;
- On the app page, check if the blue button next to the icon has the “Update” option;
- Click “Update” and wait for the download;
- WhatsApp will restart and will be updated.
Important: if the blue button contains the message “Open” it means that your app already has the most current version available. In this case, you need to check again after a few minutes.
If the problem persists, you can contact the WhatsApp team to report the error.
- On mobile, go to “Settings” and then “Help”;
- Then select “Contact Us” to report a bug;
- After filling in the fields and explaining the problem, click “Next”.
Important: if the green button brings up the message “Open” it means that your app already has the most current version. In this case, you need to check again if the update will be available after a few minutes.
Check out the WhatsApp version in the iPhone app store – Photos: Play
How to update Whatsapp on Android:
- Go to the Play Store and search for WhatsApp;
- On the app page, check if there is a green button with the heading “End”;
- Click “Update” and wait for the download;
- WhatsApp will restart and will be updated