Recently, WhatsApp introduced a number of new features updates in Android app version 2.12.241. These updates will help the users to keep a tab on their data consumption and make their chats even more personal. Google Drive backup is yet to be introduced on WhatsApp.
Customizing the notifications will help you to set different notification tones for different people in your contact list along with ringtones and more.
In popup notifications, you can customize the notifications and your messages will be displayed in the form of popups. Moreover, you will be able to reply the messages without opening the app.
If someone is irritating you, then this feature will certainly be liked by you. You can now easily mute individual chats.
With this feature, you will be able to mark chats as unread, in order to respond or see it later. Those chats marked as unread will be highlighted in your chat list.
This feature claims to consume lesser mobile data during WhatsApp calls. It is located inside Chats and Calls, under the Calls tab settings.
WhatsApp data consumption can be monitored with this feature.
Besides these major changes, there are also some minor changes to your contact list with the call interface.
WhatsApp web is not also available for the iPhone users. For a while, Facebook-owned WhatsApp had been ignoring the iPhone users. The WhatsApp app was available to them, but WhatsApp web never supported the iPhone. The web works with various mobile platforms like BlackBerry and Android, except iPhone.
So, if you owned an Apple smartphone, then you might have to stick to the mobile app for chatting with friends on WhatsApp. But now, millions of iPhone users would use WhatsApp in their web browser.
Last January, WhatsApp web was made available to Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry users. However, it is now also available to the iOS users. The WhatsApp web mirrors your messages and conversations to your web browser from the mobile device. This way, you can use WhatsApp from your desktop.
First of all, it is important to download Google Chrome browser on your PC. With this only you will be able to connect to WhatsApp web client from your web browser.
After launching the Google Chrome, just go to https://web.whatsapp.com. Here, on the site, you will see a QR code is appearing. Right at that moment, open WhatsApp on your mobile phone and go to Settings. Find WhatsApp Web there. The app should launch a scanner for the QR code scanner or will give you the way to start scanning.
After scanning the QR code shown on WhatsApp web, you will get paired with the WhatsApp web client.
If any problem occurs at any point, then make sure that your phone has the latest version of WhatsApp installed on it.