WhatsApp updated version v2.12.250 is now available to Android users, which brings a number of features to the popular messaging app. It gives more control over your messaging options with the new update,more emojis and reduces the amount of data used in WhatsApp calls.
Let’s take a look at the 5 new features that the latest WhatsApp update has brought to Android…
Mark as Unread
Android users can now mark messages as unread even after reading them.
But this feature does not make it appear as if you have not read the message yet, and your messages will appear as read to senders even after you mark them as unread. Instead, it highlights messages so you can get back to them later.
WhatsApp is bringing its whole set of custom options for individual contacts.
You can set a specific ringtone for a contact, can select any song from your playlist, so you know the messages and calls are from that particular person, set notification light colours, custom call and message ringtones, enable or disable vibrations and pop-up notifications for each contact.
Mute individual contacts
If you want to mute any person on your contact list, check the Mute bar in the About menu. Slide the Mute bar to the right and you will see duration for which you can mute the chat: 8 hours, a week, or a year.
New emojis and more skin tones
The new update brings a set of new emojis to WhatsApp for Android, such as the Spock salute, the rather-rude middle finger, more diverse facial emojis, and a bunch of LGBT emojis. On top of that, several emojis now come in different skin tones.
Lower data consumption in WhatsApp calls
If you make a lot of WhatsApp calls and want to reduce your data consumption, WhatsApp has added a new option in the app for that purpose.
In Settings, you will notice a new option called Low Data Usage at the bottom of the scroll. Just click the box and you will be able to save some data while making voice calls using WhatsApp.