Whatsapp’s update comes with new options for Calls and Voicemail


Ever since Whatsapp was copped by Facebook in 2014, it has only gotten better with increased and exciting features seen in newer updates. The most recent is a new font called “Fixedsys”, which is not enabled by default mind you, so don’t just expect all your messages to be in this font.

The essence of this font is to make code look different, to use this font, all you have to do is type “`at the beginning and at the end of your message, this builds on the other formatting changes that had been added to Whatsapp before now, that is, in previous updates.

As for the calls, the only things included are the options that comes up after a call is declined or unanswered. Unlike before you are thrown back into the chat screen but now, you will be presented with the following options; to call the person back, to go back to your conversation with that person, and another is to record a voice message to send to them. The regular way of making calls however, is unchanged. The voice message termed “voice notes” which is the third option there just makes it easier to leave a message for the person you were trying to reach.

Finally, there’s this other addition which you might not even notice if you have a fast network connection, “Waiting for this message. This may take a while”. Only those using a slower connection like EDGE or GPRS will see this, it’s just way of letting you know that you are to get a message soon because Whatsapp is downloading it to send to you since your connection is poor.

So check it out and tell us what you think about it.

WhatsApp Messenger was founded in 2009 by Brian Acton and Jan Koum, both former employees of Yahoo!. It is a proprietary cross-platform instant messaging client for smartphones. It uses the Internet to send text messages, images, video, user location and audio media messages to other users using standard cellular mobile numbers. The name “WhatsApp” was used because it sounded like “what’s up. As of February 2016, WhatsApp had a user base of up to one billion, making it the most globally popular messaging application.

WhatsApp Inc. is based in Mountain View, California and has been acquired by Facebook Inc. on February 19, 2014, for approximately US$19.3 billion.

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