Tuesday, March 11, 2014

WhatsApp for Android Update With New Privacy Setting & "Pay For A Friend" Feature

WhatsApp, the incredibly popular messaging service recently acquired by Facebook dropped an update for Android users yesterday. In current version v.2.11.186, users who grab the update will enjoy new privacy settings for "last seen," profile photo, and status (allowing users to limit who can see each), a camera shortcut (a 1x1 widget for quick photo capture), and several other UI improvements. Update now via Google Play Store.

Here's the full list of changes:

new privacy settings for last seen, profile photo and status
add Camera shortcut for quicker picture sending
add ability to pay for a friend's WhatsApp service
add large video thumbnails in chat
add option to show unread messages on home screen widget (Android 3.0+)
add option to share/save profile photo/group icon
increase message history user can send
fix sending flag emoji on Sony phones
fix voice note recording volume on Samsung Note 3 and Sony phones
enabled Hindi (Android 4.1+)

One of the most interesting new features is the ability for users to pay for each other's WhatsApp subscriptions. For those unaware, WhatsApp is free for a year, after which the service asks a meager $0.99 payment per year to continue service. Android users are now able to pay for their friends' subscriptions on Android or other mobile platforms including Windows Phone, Blackberry, and iOS. (via Android Police)

Source: Play Store

No comments: