WhatsApp this week released a slew of updates for its Android app, launching new features like marking specific messages as unread.
Forgetting to reply to WhatsApp messages could be a thing of the past.In the new update for the Android app, messages can be marked as ‘unread’ by tapping and holding the conversation. They are given a green status, serving as a reminder for users to reply to someone another time.
The read message inside the chat remains unaffected, as does the order of the chat history, according to android policy
he messaging service also has a new custom notifications setting, giving users the ability to mute a conversation for eight hours, one week or one year.
Tones, vibration lengths and pop-up notifications can also be customised.
A low data usage option for WhatsApp voice calls has been implemented and the new sections showing Google Drive backup usage suggests that the feature could be returning after it was introduced and deleted earlier this year
The new feature is part of a series of WhatsApp updates, which included five version bumps for the mobile app over a period of 24 hours.
The spree also brought a handy new feature that lets users customize notifications for individual contacts. Just open a person’s details page and you’ll see a new Notifications box below Media. Pick a specific tone, set the vibration length, and choose to allow pop-up notifications for messages from that friend. You can also opt to mute the chat for eight hours, one week, or one year.