WhatsApp introduced this new FEATURE that you always WANTED

Business | March 17, 2018, 10:09 a.m.

New Delhi, March 17: For Android users, WhatsApp just intriduced a new feature that you always desired. The new feature has the ability to allow the users add a description to the group. 

The feature was introduced on the beta versions for WhatsApp for Android and Windows Phone. The app will also include an option which will enable searching of group participants directly from the Group Info screen. Therefore, users can now easily switch from a voice call to a video call just by tapping a button.

Among other features, the option to add a description to a group is introduced to give group members a way to know about a crucial information or the topic of the group. Group descriptions are available on the chat screen as a pinned box and are also visible when inviting someone via the group's invite link. The feature was initially a part of the WhatsApp beta version 2.18.54 on Android and WhatsApp beta version 2.18.28 on Windows Phone.

In order to add a description, you can visit the Group Info screen and then tap Add group description option that is available below the group name. The description can can go as long as 512 characters.

In addition to the way to add a description to a group, the updated WhatsApp for Android has a search bar on the Group Info screen that allows users to search the list of group participants. WhatsApp for iPhone received the same search feature earlier this month.

Finally, The updated WhatsApp for Android includes a convenient switching experience between voice and video calls. There is a video button that appears during voice calls to let users switch from a voice call to a video call. This was first seen in the WhatsApp beta for Android in January, and came to the iPhone version in February.

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