The The WhatsApp He announced a lot of new things in the past few weeks that you may not have noticed all of them.
The g 1 Here it collects those that are already available to users – remembering that they arrive little by little / remember that they are released gradually to users. It is important to remember: To use the new features, the app must always be updated (Find out how to update on iPhone and Android at the end of the report).
The changes were as follows:
1 – React to messages with emojis
WhatsApp starts issuing emoji reactions to users
Since the sixth day, Whstasapp has released a package with six reaction emojis for in-app messages. They are: 👍❤️😂😮😢🙏. According to the app, the idea is to make users save time during conversations and make interactions more enjoyable.
Updates will be available to users of versions 2.22.9 from iOS And 2.22.8 from Android.
To access the new feature, you need to update the app.
2 – Fix the bug that opened wrong conversations on iPhone
WhatsApp bug irritating users – Image: Reproduction / Twitter
In the last week of April, it was The WhatsApp Fixed a bug that caused a lot of confusion among iPhone users.
An error in the app for iOS may lead the user to the conversation below whenever a contact is selected. In addition, I left a blank space between one conversation and another in the list.
The bug has been commented on on social networks since the 19th century, and it was resolved in 9.22.76 from The WhatsAppwhich is now available to all users, according to the company.
To make sure that the problem is indeed fixed, you need to update the app.
3 – Group calls of up to 32 people
WhatsApp allows to make voice calls with up to 32 people. – Image: Disclosure
The The WhatsApp Released a new limit on in-app voice calls. Now users can Make conference calls with up to 32 people at the same time.
The novelty came in an app update for iOS and Android. Until then, the maximum capacity for in-app voice calls was eight participants..
The The WhatsApp He also changed the appearance of calls to make it easier to chat between multiple people. Feature available from version 22.8.80 from iOS (for iPhone) and 126.96.36.199 on Android.
Before, the company has already announced news Facilitate the exchange of voice messages on WhatsAppLike the option to listen to messages outside the chat window, speed up and audio recordings.
Check out the steps to start a call with up to 32 people in the app:
- Click the “Calls” button at the bottom of the application;
- At the top of the screen, select the phone icon, next to it is a “+” (plus);
- Choose the option “New conference call” and add contacts;
- Select the phone icon to start the call.
It is still possible to start a voice call directly from groups. In this case, just click on the phone icon and select the people you want to talk to.
Important details: It is only possible to add numbers to the voice chat already saved in the address book.
4 – Message Forwarding Restrictions
Frequently forwarded message notification on WhatsApp – Image: clone
The The WhatsApp It will also limit the number of recipients of messages forwarded to groups. A forwarded message can only be forwarded to one group at a time within the app.
Previously, it was possible to transfer this content to up to five contacts or groups at the same time.
The decision aims to “significantly reduce the spread of potentially harmful misinformation in groups,” the platform explains.
- Anyone can forward a message they have created to up to five contacts or groups at a time.
- Each person who received such a message can forward it to up to five other contacts or groups at once.
- user The WhatsApp He is still able to forward the same message he created to up to five contacts or groups at once.
- But the forwarding of this information by the people who received it is limited to only one other group at a time.
In either case, users can repeat the redirect procedure as many times as they like.
The The WhatsApp It also shows that messages that are sequentially forwarded to five or more conversations are marked with a double arrow icon and a “Frequently Forwarded” label.
For this type of message, the distribution rule in only one group has been valid since 2020. At that time, the company Take steps to prevent misinformation being shared In the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
5 – Deferred Resources to Brazil
On the last day 5, The WhatsApp declared to be Increase the number of participants in groups from 256 to 512. change, however, Only in Brazil after the upcoming elections.
according to The WhatsAppThe new group limit It will later be implemented in Brazil due to its long-term strategy for the country.
announced in April, The WhatsApp Communitiesa feature that brings different groups into a common space for admins to reach thousands of people simultaneously, They will also only arrive in the country after the elections.
What are WhatsApp Communities
How to update a file The WhatsApp On iPhone:
- Go to the App Store and search for The WhatsApp;
- On the application page, check if the blue button next to the icon has an option “Update”;
- Click “Update” and wait for the download;
- The The WhatsApp It will restart and be updated.
Important: If the blue button has an “Open” message, your app already has the latest version available. In this case, you need to check again after a few minutes.
If the problem persists, it is possible to contact The WhatsApp to report the error.
- On a mobile phone, go to “Settings” and then “Help”;
- Then select “Contact Us” to report the error;
- After filling in the fields and describing the problem, click Next.
Importance: If the green button shows “Open”, then your app already has the latest version. In this case, you need to check again if the update will be available after a few minutes.
Check WhatsApp version in iPhone App Store – Image: Play
How to update a file The WhatsApp On Android:
- Go to Play Store and search for The WhatsApp;
- On the application page, check if there is a green button titled “Update”;
- Click “Update” and wait for the download;
- The The WhatsApp It will restart and be updated
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