WhatsApp, the now Facebook-owned application, is the most used messaging platform out there. The app can be used on a variety of devices, including Android and iOS-powered handsets. WhatsApp enables you to send and receive messages, Voice Messages, a variety of file types, and make calls.
WhatsApp’s Most Important Features
Because WhatsApp is the most popular messaging platform in the world, it means it packs some features users find exciting and useful. Here are some of the app’s most important features.
• Asks for no Fees: It uses the device’s Internet connection to send and receive messages and make calls
• Multimedia Transfer: The app allows you to send and receive photos, videos, documents, as well as Voice Messages
• Create Group Chats: On WhatsApp, you can create groups and chat with multiple contacts
• Has a Web Version: It can also be used on a computer browser to send and receive messages
• Requires no Usernames or Pins: The app operates on the basis of your phone number and accesses your smartphone’s contact book
• Stay Logged in Always: There is no need to log in and out because users remain logged in all the time, so they don’t miss any messages or calls
• Offline Messages: The application saves recent messages you’ve got for you to check them next time you use the app if you missed the notification
WhatsApp Messenger 2.20.6 Beta Update
WhatsApp is one of the apps that receive pretty regular updates in order to remain the main attraction and enhance the user experience. The most recent release, WhatsApp Messenger 2.20.6 beta update, is now available for those who enrolled in the beta program.
The new update comes with a new privacy setting that allows you to control who can add you to new groups. To access it, go to ‘Settings,’ tap on ‘Account,’ then on ‘Privacy’ and finally, on ‘Groups to get started.’
Developers have also added call-waiting support so you can decide to accept an incoming WhatsApp call even if you’re already on another one. Also, you can now require a fingerprint to unlock the app. To enable this function, head over to the settings menu, tap on ‘Privacy,’ then on ‘Fingerprint lock,’ and turn on the ‘Unlock with fingerprint’ option.
Finally, the WhatsApp Messenger 2.20.6 beta update has fixed a problem that made some devices lose battery life.