WhatsApp for ios: allows to add a maximum of 512 people and long waited “reaction” features to a message.
We all know what “WhatsApp” is. This globally available “cross-platform-centralized-instant-messaging platform” has become a part of our daily life. Everyone uses “WhatsApp” to send text messages and voice messages every day for personal and business purposes. From the beginning, WhatsApp has been very popular for its effectiveness and ease to use, the craze remaining the same even after decades.
Very recent “WhatsApp” has added a few advanced features, 9to5Mac reported. A couple of days before, WhatsApp had released a few features like “adding more people in the group chat”, “reaction-feature to message”, and “new increased size limit of the attached file”. The “reaction-feature to a message” and “increasing size-limit of the attached file” have been in high demand for a long time.
We are trying to present the main characteristics of these three updates one by one.
WhatsApp Feature: Reaction to Message:
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This feature has been really in high demand. WhatsApp users always have wanted to react to a message like “Instagram” and Facebook. This feature has not been implemented in WhatsApp. Finally, the good news has arrived. Mr. Mark Zuckerberg, Meta’s CEO, has announced officially on a “Facebook-Post”. Now, WhatsApp users, both ios and android, will be able to react to a message as same as everyone react to a message on other social media app like “Facebook” and “Instagram”. Let’s look into the post of Meta’s CEO.
As per the post, the upgrade started to roll out on 5th May 2022, but the upgrade could take a couple of days or even a couple of weeks to start working for every user. As per the post, it is cleared user will get six different emoji, “Red-heart”, “Thumbs-Up”, “Laughing-Face”, “Teary-Face”, “Hands-Together” and “Surprised-Face”, to react to a message.
WhatsApp posts a FAQ on “How to use the feature”. Let’s look into the matter.
- Firstly, the user needs to press long on the select message.
- Secondly, the user must select one emoji from the “displayed list” of the six different emojis.
- To change the given reaction, the user needs to press long the same message and select one of the displayed emojis. Or, simply user clicks on the same emoji to remove it.
- Users can add only one emoji as a reaction per message.
- Users can’t hide the reactions or the reaction counts.
- The “recipients” might see a given reaction before the user removes it.
- The user would not receive any notification if the removal process was unsuccessful.
WhatsApp Feature: Can add up to “512” individuals in a group.
Yes, WhatsApp has made another update to its “Group Feature”. Now, we can add up to a maximum of 512 individuals in a group chat. But this particular feature is not available in Brazil.
On its official blog. https://blog.whatsapp.com/, WhatsApp has said that they have been getting constant requests for an option to add more individuals to a group chat. So, they are slowly rolling out the long waited desired option to add a maximum of 512 people in a group chat.
WhatsApp also revealed that users from Brazil might have to wait a couple of months to lay their hands on this feature.
Well, the Brazilian Superior Electoral Court is against this feature to stop spreading “fake” news and “misinformation” through groups as the “presidential” election is due to be held in October this year.
WhatsApp Feature: the increased Size limit of the attached file
WhatsApp has also taken a decision to increase the size limit of the attached file with the chat. Users can attach any “file” up to 2GB in size from now on. Yes, the maximum file size limit with the message has been increased from 100Mb to 2GB. WhatsApp has started rolling out this update slowly. Indeed, the message and attached file will be protected by the “End-To-End” protection process. WhatsApp officially has given a message as follows.
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These are the most three long waited features that WhatsApp has finally rolled out. But there are more to come, as per WhatsApp officials. We will update our article accordingly. So, do not forget to get back for more surprising news.
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