WhatsApp updated its Android and iOS apps, and has introduced a few new features along with the usual bunch of improvements and fixes. The iOS app now lets users save media for specific chats, while the Android app gets new text formatting options. The updated WhatsApp apps are now available on the App Store and the Google Play Store. Also Read - WhatsApp is soon to change the way your data is backed up: What it means?Also Read - WhatsApp introduces 'Papa Mere Papa' stickers to celebrate Father's Day: How to download, send?
WhatsApp for iOS has been updated to version 2.12.16, and one of the new features is the ability to save media from specific contacts or groups. Rather than saving photos and videos from all contacts or groups, you can now select particular contacts or groups. This feature not only gives you more control over the stuff being saved on your iPhone, but will also be a boon for those with 16GB models. One can click on the group or contact name to see the Save Media option, and you can choose from Default, Always or Never. Also Read - Father’s Day 2021: Here's Best WhatsApp Happy Father’s Day stickers, wishes, GIFs, messages, quotes and more
Other new features include in-app notifications, which one can now pull down and reply without having to open the chat window. Missed call notifications are now shown in the chat menu, and WhatsApp now also allows you to share PDF documents from other apps.
As for Android, WhatsApp has introduced text formatting options that let users make their messages Bold or Italics. To make a message bold, put the text in between two asterisks (*text*). For Italics, put the text under two underscores (_text_). The message recipients will only be able to see bold or Italics text, if they too have updated WhatsApp to the latest version.
Just like iOS, the Android app too gives users the ability to share PDF files from other sources. In addition to device storage, you can also share PDFs from Google Drive, OneDrive among others. WhatsApp has recently introduced new features through its beta program including redesigned settings menu, new emojis, and end-to-end encrypted notifications among others.