Instant messaging app WhatsApp has launched a new feature for iOS users. The company has added a call waiting feature to iPhones. The new feature will allow users to accept incoming calls on WhatsApp while they are busy on another call. The new update is moreover similar to the one available in smartphones for voice calls. The call waiting support will allow users to switch between two calls. WhatsApp supports both audio and video calls using the Internet. The Facebook-owned company has also redesigned chat screen in iPhones. The new screen makes it easier for users to scan their messages on the chat page. Also, WhatsApp now enables users to send messages directly from the Braille keyboard. Users can, however, send messages only when they are using VoiceOver mode.
WhatsApp has also rolled out a new privacy setting for iPhone users. The new feature allows users to control who can add anyone to groups. To access this feature, users will have to go to Settings in their handset. Then tap on Account option, then on Privacy and Groups. Notably, admins of groups will continue to have the right to send users a private invite. The new features are available in WhatsApp’s iOS app version 2.19.120. Those who still use an operating system prior to this version will have to update their app via the App Store.
WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in the world in today’s time. It has over 1.5 billion users worldwide. WhatsApp is also believed to be working on more features for its both iOS and Android apps to make it more compatible. The California-based company is testing a new feature called Dele Messages. The new feature will automatically delete messages from the chat after a pre-set period of time. It is expected that the new app will be rolled out for Android users very soon. WhatsApp was founded in 2009. It was acquired by Facebook in 2014 for USD 19 billion.