WhatsApp is quite regular in updating and introducing new features in the app. In 2020, WhatsApp brought the ability to enable dark mode, send disappearing messages, use an advanced search mode, join group calls, and a lot more. This year also the company released many cool features, so if you missed catching up with the new updates, then here's a quick wrap-up of all the nifty features that were launched in 2021.
Make calls on PC
You can now attend WhatsApp voice and video calls directly on your laptop without having to reach out to your phone. You just need to install WhatsApp for Windows or Mac on your PC and log into your account to get started.
Send and receive money
Although WhatsApp Payments was introduced in 2020, it was widely made available for both Android and iOS users in India this year. It lets users send and receive money based on the Unified Payment Interface (UPI) system.
Use Multi-device feature
This year we also got the much-awaited multi-device feature in WhatsApp. That lets you use WhatsApp on your laptop, PC, or tablet at the same time without even connecting your phone to the internet. This makes it really easy to use WhatsApp on multiple devices.
Mute videos before sharing
You can mute videos before sharing them in WhatsApp chats. If you often record your videos and send them on WhatsApp with bad background noise, then this feature could be really helpful for you.
Transfer chats from iPhone to Android
Another useful feature that WhatsApp released this year is the ability to transfer chats from iPhone to Android. You can find the new move chats to android feature under the Settings menu. It will make it easier for you to move your chats, but you will need a USB-C to lightning cable to complete this transfer.
Another interesting WhatsApp feature launched this year is the View Once. It lets you send photos and videos in chats that can be viewed only once by the receiver. All you need to do is, tap on the new ‘1' icon before sending the media file, and it will automatically disappear once it has been opened.
Which is your favourite WhatsApp feature? Let us know in the comments below.
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