WhatsApp Just Got A Major Update


New Delhi: In a latest, the company has rolled out a new update for iPhone users that will allow users to see recent status updates in the WhatsApp widget in your iPhone’s Today View.

Another feature added will now allow iPhone users to switch to other apps or even turn off the screen while playing voice messages on the messaging app. The users can avail the new features by updating their WhatsApp to v2.18.40 version which will work with iPhones running on iOS 7.0 and later.

The new “Change Number” feature update is currently available in the 2.18.97 Android beta update on Google Play Store. It will come in iOS and Windows devices later.

“It adds many improvements to the old change number feature. You will be able to choose specific contacts to notify, and the chat history will be moved in the new chat on the recipients’ phone. This deletes the problem of duplicated chats,” tweeted WABetaInfo, a fan website that tracks upcoming WhatsApp features.

The user can now choose if he wants to also notify some or all contacts. “You can also choose to notify contacts who you have a chat with,” the report said.

The user will have to select the “Change Number” option in WhatsApp Settings and then Account.

After inserting the required old and new phone numbers, WhatsApp will ask which contacts have to be notified about your new number.

WhatsApp now has 1.5 billion monthly active users (MAUs) who are exchanging nearly 60 billion messages on a single day. It has over 200 million users in India.