WhatsApp rolls out two new Features today.

WhatsApp rolls out two new Features today.


Whatsapp is no where behind in race of copying features from other applications.

Whatsapp, the cross-platform mobile messaging application rolled out two features today for Android and iOS application.  A month ago Whatsapp introduced a feature to Mention people in Groups.

  • Add Text & Emoji or Draw on photos and videos.
  • Invite someone to join the Group.

Both these features not new to people. These are there on some other applications for quiet some time now.

Add Text & Emoji or Draw on photos and videos

The features

  • Add Text – Adding texts on photo or videos. You can chose colors from color pallette. You can also resize the text by pinch & zoom.
  • Add Emojis – Add any of the Emojis you use on normal WhatsApp message.
  • Draw – Scribble or draw on your photos & videos
  • Rotate  – Using this you can rotate photo or video to any angle. 

Invite to Join a Group:

Group Admins can now sent an invitation link to someone asking to join the Group.

On Group Info page, Admins will see a new option “Invite to Group via Link“.

On clicking there you will see the Group Invite Url and mode to send the invite.

  • Share Link – Share the link via various messaging/mail apps
  • Copy Link – Copy  and paste the link to send
  • QR Code – Invite by sharing a QR Code
  • Revoke Link – If you revoke it, no one will be able to join using the link.

In addition to these 2 features, there are some changes in UI also iOS app.

  • Send button is replaced by an Arrow Key.
  • On Chat window, profile/group picture is Left Aligned. Previously it was aligned on Right side
  • Name is also Left Aligned. Previously it was aligned in Center.
  • The Up ward arrow key to share photo/video/document/contact/location is replaced by a ‘+’ sign.

Other features Whatsapp introduced in recent past are sharing documents, Text formatting & GIF support.

What other features you think WhatsApp is going to bring next?  Post in comments 🙂

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