WhatsApp and Gmail scale the one billion user milestone
The latest update is available for both iOS and Android users and includes the following updates:
In a blow to e-mail, WhatsApp will now let you send documents of up to 100MB to your friends directly, just like you send photos. The option will be available when you click on the arrow button in the bottom-left corner of the app window.
While we could directly use the camera option in WhatsApp to click pictures and send them instantly to our friends, we could also select photos from our phones' internal folders to share with friends.
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However, the new update now lets you pick photos from cloud-based services as well like Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive. This is great news for those who rely on these cloud-based services to store a bulk of their data.
For those who hate sticking to the same background for ages, WhatsApp has introduced a new feature that lets you change background colours whenever you want. The choice of colours can be either a variety of block colours or any one from your photo library.
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The new-look WhatsApp will be much lighter on your phone than the existing one. The app will consume lesser space which will spare enough for you to save other apps, music or photos.
WhatsApp's new version will let you zoom in videos by pinching your fingers on the videos. This is a great features which isn't available in all video apps and may make WhatsApp the preferred video app. Are you listening YouTube?
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Late last month, WhatsApp announced that it will stop supporting all BlackBerry 10 phones, older Android phones and phones that run Windows 7.1 by the end of the year as these phones hold back its efforts to bring in new features for its users. The social network added that existing owners of these phones must buy new ones to continue using its popular app.
“While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don't offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app's features in the future,” said WhatsApp on a blog post.