This is the WhatsApp update you have been waiting for and it’s available right NOW
WHATSAPP has just pushed out a huge update to its billions of users and it’s set to make the popular messaging service much less annoying to use.
With over 1.5 billion monthly active users there’s no question that WhatsApp is the biggest and best messaging service on the planet.
It was recently revealed that over 60 billion messages are sent every day across WhatsApp and a big new update is about to make one of its most popular features much more user-friendly and far less annoying.
Group chats allow a number of users to interact with one another at the same time which is great but can also be highly irritating.
Most users have, at some point, got fed up with endless alerts popping up on there phone when involved in a WhatsApp group.
Luckily, WhatsApp is now helping to improve this service with a number of new features including a special Admin control which allows one person to take charge of what’s being posted within the group.
WHAT’S NEW IN LATEST WHATSAPP UPDATE?
GROUP DESCRIPTION: A short blurb found under group info that allows you to set the purpose, guidelines, or topics for the group. When a new person joins a group, the description will show up at the top of the chat.
ADMIN CONTROLS: In group settings, there’s now a control that allows admins to restrict who can change the group’s subject, icon, and description.
GROUP CATCH UP: When you’ve been away from a group chat, quickly catch up on messages that mention or reply to you by tapping on a new @ button that appears at the bottom right corner of the chat.
PARTICIPANT SEARCH: Find anyone in a group by searching for participants on the group info page.
Admins can now remove admin permissions of other group participants, and group creators can no longer be removed from the group they started.
WhatsApp has also introduced protection so users can’t be repeatedly added to groups they’ve left.
Along with the Group Chats updates, WhatsApp recently added the ability to play Facebook and Instagram videos directly from within the app.
The update will mean when you receive a Facebook or Instagram video link from within WhatsApp, you can watch it right there, in your chat.
The result should be that playing a video appears the same as YouTube video playback currently on WhatsApp.
And there’s also the picture-in-picture mode which means you can watch something on the screen and continue to chat.
These big updates come as millions face being blocked from the popular app.
Users can then only access their messages once they have confirmed that they are 16 or older.
“WhatsApp Ireland Limited provides our Service and is responsible for your information when you use WhatsApp.
“To use WhatsApp, confirm below that you’re at least 16 years old,” the message reads.