WhatsApp, the most popular instant messaging app in the world, is about to bring radical, useful changes that its users will certainly appreciate a lot. According to Mackerkopf, a German website, the iOS version of the app will soon receive some new important features such as support for larger emoji, music sharing, public groups and mentions. Thanks to this latest revamp, iOS users of WhatsApp (and we hope that these updates will soon be extended to the other platforms that support the app) will soon be able to share songs with their contacts. Furthermore, they will have the ability to share music stored locally and also from Apple Music. And, as we said, that’s not all.
WhatsApp has also added larger emojis. Fans of Apple probably already know that this latest feature has been recently introduced by Apple with iOS 10. Anyway, if the rumours are confirmed, the size of these emojis will be sensibly bigger: three times larger than regular ones! And what about the much awaited Video Calling feature? AndroidPit has recently published a report stating that some users have sent them screenshots showing a video call button at the top of the chat.
While we are waiting to use these fantastic new options, this week WhatsApp announced that now the app hosts more than 100 million calls per day. This achievement is really incredible, considering that the calling feature was introduced only in February 2015. It was the Company itself to announce the news in a blog post, saying: “For more than a year, people have used WhatsApp Calling to talk with friends and family around the world. It’s a great way to stay in touch, especially when connecting with people in other countries, or when messages alone won’t do. Today, more than 100 million voice calls are made every day on WhatsApp – that’s over 1,100 calls a second! We’re humbled that so many people have found this feature useful, and we’re committed to making it even better in the months to come.”