Popular messaging app, WhatsApp has released a new app update loaded with several interesting features for the Android users. The update is now available via the Google Play Store. The new WhatsApp 2.12.250 update brings a bunch of new Emojis and features like “Mark as Unread”. The new version also claims to consume less data for WhatsApp calls.
With the Mark as Unread feature, users can mark messages as unread even after reading them by simply long-pressing a particular chat. It will remain as unread so you can always remember to get back to it later. Alternatively you can mark your unread messages as ‘read’.
The WhatsApp update brings custom notifications settings for individual contacts or groups. This feature lets users to select custom options for tones, pop-up notification, enable or disable vibrations, notification light colours and call notification tone. For example, if you want to set a specific ringtone for a contact, you can select any song or tone from your music gallery. And you know which particular person from your contact list is calling or sending message even without looking at your smartphone.
In addition, users now have the option to mute notifications for individual chats too. Earlier this option was available to groups chats only, but the new update brings this feature for individual chats also.
The new update also lowers data consumption in WhatsApp calls. For this purpose WhatsApp has added a new option in Settings under Chats and Calls menu. This feature would be best used in areas with limited connectivity issues.
The new update brings a new set of emojis to WhatsApp Android app in different skin tones including the new Spock-inspired vulcan salute and a middle finger gesture. Users can now quickly message or save the contact while receiving a contact card if they are on WhatsApp.