Home / Technology / App News /  WhatsApp new features: Call waiting support, chat screen redesign, and more

WhatsApp constantly keeps updating its software to include new features to provide smooth messaging and call experience to its users. The latest update version 2.19.120 comes with some exciting new features for iPhone users.

To begin with, the new WhatsApp version packs a useful update to support call waiting options. This means that users will now be able to receive another WhatsApp call while they are already on one call. The feature is rolling out on iPhones right now and you be able to update the app on App Store for iPhones. Earlier, the receivers didn't get a call waiting notification if they were already on another call and instead, it would notify the user of a 'Missed call' once they disconnected the current call. On the other hand, the caller got to know that the receiver is busy as the app flashed the message 'on another call' when the caller would try calling.

Apart from this, the Facebook-owned messaging app also redesigned the chat screen to make it easier to quickly scan through chat messages. The app also tweaked the recently updated splash screen feature. Once you open the app, the splash screen now comes with the app icon as well as small message "From Facebook" at the bottom. The splash screen essentially shows up on the phone initially when the app loads for the first time, with the WhatsApp logo splashing on a white background.

The updated version also provides the users with the ability to quickly send messages directly from the Braille keyboard when using VoiceOver mode.

Earlier this month, WhatsApp also added new features for its group privacy option. Under the new privacy settings, users can choose on which group he/she wants to get added to, thus, avoiding spam invites.

However, the much-awaited dark mode feature is still not rolled out. But there's a good news. According to WABetaInfo, a fan website that tracks the app’s updates, the Facebook-owned company may soon roll out the ‘Dark Mode’ feature on phones starting with iOS 13 users, according to WABetaInfo, a fan website that tracks the app’s updates. WhatsApp has not officially confirmed any details as to when the feature will be live.

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