New WhatsApp features
Recently WhatsApp has introduced some cool new feature. You can just do this to mute notifications from that one annoying friend and soon you’ll also be able to send stickers with new sticker package, pretty cool, right.
But that’s not all. WhatsApp now has a ton of other cool new features that you may or May not about, so, let’s talk about that.
6 Cool New WhatsApp features
Check Train Status
The first feature is the ability to check Train status. Yes, thanks to the partnership between IRCTC and MakeMyTrip, you can now get live updates on your train’s whereabouts, PNR status, etc. right within WhatsApp.
Just add this number (7349389104) to your contact list so, that you can get updates on WhatsApp. Just type live train status with train number to get all the update regarding the specific train. You can also type “PNR status” followed by the PNR number to get information like current status, charting status and more, along with a quite emoji.
Group Voice and Video Calling
Next up, Group voice & video calling is another feature. The feature lets you simply initiate the video call from the chat screen.
Tapping that will initiate a call after which you can directly add more people to the same call without any disturbance. You can add up to four people at a time, and the same goes to voice calling as well.
Record Audio Messages Hands-Free
However, if you like to send audio messages instead of calling. Well, here‘s a trick that might come handy.
If you like recording long audio messages, you can just tap on the microphone icon at down right corner and just swipe up to keep recording.
Yes, you don’t have to keep holding the button if you are going to record a long message. Cool!
Hide Received Media
Finally, it’s arrived. Now, you can hide received media from your phone’s gallery. By jus going to chat info page and click on media visibility option.
Previously, it was only available only in mods like GBWhatsApp but it is official now. Just select your preferred option and tap ok. Wanted feature for those who don’t want their WhatsApp media showed up on a gallery.
Better Admin Controls
Let’s talk about a feature that’ll let you have control over such people, at least when you are a group admin.
As a group admin, I can go to group settings and control things like who gets to edit group info or even restrict members from sending messages on the group. I am sure a lot of group admins will appreciate this feature.
Fight against Fake News
WhatsApp has finally decided to fight against fake news and prevent the misinformation spread. Besides the full-page newspaper ads, WhatsApp has also started tagging all the forward messages with a label like this (-> Forwarded).
In fact, to avoid the spread of fake news WhatsApp has also started limiting the number of people you can send a forward message.
Yes, going forward, you can only forward a message to 5 peoples at a time. What an awesome feature! And also you will soon be able to identify suspicious links before opening them, thanks to this Red color warning label (!SUSPICIOUS LINK).