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What Everyone Ought To Know About Whatsapp 11 New Features

March 07, 2016

WhatsApp is now turned seven years old. As of today, one billion people ar11 New WhatsApp Featurese using WhatsApp. WhatsApp recently joined the 1-billion users club. That's nearly one in seven people on Earth who use WhatsApp each month to stay in touch with their loved ones, their friends and their family.  Earlier this week WhatsApp turned seven years old.

Almost all users have WhatsApp on their mobile. Regulary you get a notification for an update. Then after updating WhatsApp, you continue using it as you always did. But did you know what you will get in all those updates? If you don’t know then you miss new features that added in WhatsApp.

Here are cool and interesting features of WhatApp that you should know about.

1) No subscription fee:

WhatsApp announced, via its blog, that it will no longer charge subscription fees. Now you can stay in touch with family and friends anywhere on the planet, without costs.

2) Group Chat with up to 256 people at once:

WhatsApp recently increased group member limit from 100 to 256. So now it is a great way to stay in touch with your family, friends and colleagues. In addition to the maximum number of people you can add to a group, you can create an unlimited number of groups.

3) Bookmark Whatsapp Messages:

Till date we are using Star for important emails. But from now WhatsApp included same feature. The Starred Messages feature allows you to highlight and pin a specific message so you can quickly refer back to it later.

Star a message in whatsapp1- WhatsApp New features

To star a message-

To view the list of messages you'veStar a message in whatsapp2- WhatsApp New features starred

4) Back Up Chats to Google Drive:

In earlier version of WhatsApp yoWhatsApp backup on Google drive- WhatsApp New featuresu take backup only a local backup, that will run automatically every day at 2am and save your database in a file on the phone itself. But now you can back up your chats and media to Google Drive, so if you switch Android phones or get a new one, your chats and media are safe. To use Google Drive, make sure that your device must be synced with Google Drive and Google Play Services must be installed on your phone with enough space.

How to back up to Google Drive

5) Easier Way to Clear Chats:

If there is no reason for you to keep really old messages, then Clear Messages in all chat- WhatsApp New featuresWhatsApp give you addition option to clear chats.

6) Hide a Chat from your Chat screen:

The Archive Chat feature allows you to hide a conversation from your Chats screen and access it later, if needed. You can archive groups or individual chats to better organize your conversations.

Note: Using Archive Chat does not delete the chat or back it up to your SD card.

To archive a chatArchive Chat - WhatsApp New features

To unarchive a chat

To archive all chats

7) Create a homescreen shortcut for your favorite chats:

Do you constantly chats with certain friends? If so, then you can create a shortcut icon for those friends or group on your Android homescreen. Then you can go directly into that chats by tapping its’ icon.

8) Mark Messages as Unread:

If you have to rMark as unread- WhatsApp New featureseply someone’s messages but latter, then more chances that you may forget to reply. In this case you can mark these messages as ‘Unread’ to give you a visual reminder in case you want to respond to your contacts later.

But the read message inside the chat remains unaffected and the recipient still sees that you have read the message. This will reflects unread only in your own phone.

9) Use Custom Notifications for People and Groups

In the new version of WhatsApp, you cCustom Notifications - WhatsApp New featuresan set custom notifications for your favorite contacts. Notification settings include sounds for incoming individual and Group Chats, in-app notifications, banners and message previews.

To customize your notification settings:

You may also configure notifications for individual and Group Chats:

10) Send Documents via WhatsApp:

WhatsApp allows you to send documents to yoSend Documents  - WhatsApp New featuresur contacts, just as you would send media, contacts or a location. Please keep in mind that WhatsApp only supports sending PDF files at this time.

Note: The maximum allowed file size is 100 MB.

How to send a document from within WhatsApp

11) Send Location to your contacts:

WhatsApp allows you to send your location to your chat contacts. With this feature you will send them the exact location of coffee shop, park, restaurant or some places where you are. This feature eliminates any confusion to tell them exact address of your current location.

Here you can also send photo, video, audio or contact from address book to your chat contacts.