The insanely popular WhatsApp is slowly growing into a comprehensive messaging service. The latest WhatsApp beta version brings some new and exciting features that include voicemail and call back.
The two features were supposed back in April, but it seems that Facebook has considered adding them now to WhatsApp.
Here’s how the new WhatsApp beta features work
The call back feature lets users to redial the last call, while the voicemail feature brings the options to hit the mic icon in an attempt to leave a voice message. Though the ability to send a voice message is not new, now the Facebook-owned service is integrating it in its calling interface in order to bring the service closer to the way a usual phone call works.
Some reports suggest that WhatsApp beta is also bringing a new text formatting feature, which basically clears any formatting in the text message you are about to send. The option called monospace text can be activated by including three (‘) accent symbols before the text. The text formatting feature in WhatsApp can be quite useful for a number of users and it certainly adds importance to the basic text formatting options in the popular messaging service WhatsApp, such as bold, italics and strikethrough.
WhatsApp version 2.16.189 also expected to come with video calling, but that remains to be seen. The new features will be added to the latest version of WhatsApp once it begins rolling out to everyone in the App Store or Google Play Store for Android devices. People who want to get their hands on the new WhatsApp features can join the beta testing program.
Of late, the iOS version of WhatsApp was also supposed to get music sharing, public groups, mentions and larger emojis. It is expected that the new music sharing prospect will let people to have a check on album art for shared tracks. The messaging service was also rumoured to bring a new public groups option that will enable users to join group chats with particular links obtained from group admins.
It’s still not clear when the giant messaging platform will make these features live for its regular iOS and Android users.