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WhatsApp for Android gets a quiet update: 3 cool features just added

WhatsApp for Android gets a quiet update: 3 cool features just added

WhatsApp for Android gets a quiet update: 3 cool features just added

WhatsApp for Android is getting a bunch of new features thanks to a new beta update. The update follows a busy couple of months for the app, which has rolled out various improvements to its platform. The most recent update saw the messaging app announce big changes to how it lets users handle in-app voice messages, now allowing users to pause and resume voice messages as they wish.

Below, we’ve picked through the finer details of the beta update and pulled out our three highlights to save you the rigmarole of finding them yourself. Here’s what they are:

1. New control bar

Control Bar

(Image credit: WABetaInfo)

First spotted by the WhatsApp experts over at WABetaInfo, the messaging app is onto something with its newly-designed control bar. Currently, when sharing a YouTube, Facebook, or Instagram link with a friend on WhatsApp, it’s true that users get a picture-in-picture format option to view the link. But this new feature offers up a redesigned approach to this function and extends support to viewing other media types in the picture-in-picture format.

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