WhatsApp has been in news for the breach in its privacy and the controversy surrounding the hack. The instant messaging company also hit the headlines, courtesy new updates. Recently, WhatsApp updated its app for the iPhone with several new features – the application would no longer show notification badges for chats that are muted. There are also several new alignment guidelines to help position emojis, stickers, and more at the time of editing media.
There is more to it, a new splash screen has also made its way to the app, whereas Group Privacy Settings that were released in India earlier this year, with one main difference. Another feature that came to light on a new version of WhatsApp for iPhone devices was the ability to play trailers of Netflix within chats.
WhatsApp this week amidst the hacking controversy also brought biometric authentication to its Android application – especially, fingerprint lock. iPhone users have had biometric authentication since February last year, and not only for Touch ID (fingerprint recognition) however also Face ID (facial recognition). Fingerprint locking first came to light to the Android platform in the beta way back in August 2018.
Finally, a WhatsApp beta tracker that also shares the details of unreleased features. Also, a news said that the WhatsApp for iPhone might get three options for dark mode, with two of them tipped at the moment. Also, a new beta build for WhatsApp users on Android was a nee lock icon on the application for when the dark theme is implemented.
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