WhatsApp for Android has received a worthwhile set of improvements in the latest update, now available via Google Play.

You can now set custom notifications for individual contacts and/or groups, allowing you to choose tone, vibration, popup notification and light settings for particular contacts. You can also mark a chat as unread, and there’s a low data usage option for voice calls. As noted by NDTV, there are also a few more enhancements … 


The update also brings new emojis to WhatsApp. Users can tap and hold onto an emoji to choose a different colour. Some of the other additions include option to quickly message or save a contact if on WhatsApp – when someone sends a contact card. The update adds support for two languages – Urdu and Bengali.

These features were already offered to those downloading the app directly from the company’s website, but it’s only now the update has made it to Google Play that most users will get them.

Google last month added WhatsApp support to its “Ok Google” voice control feature. WhatsApp Messenger is a free download from Google Play.

Via Gizmodo

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