Android users, WhatsApp adds 2 ‘hot new’ features for you

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Jammu,12th Jan-Facebook-owned WhatsApp has finally started rolling out GIF search support to its beta app on Android. After the update, users will be able to search for different types of GIFs right within the app itself. The same feature was rolled out to iOS users back in November 2016. Notably, the maximum limit of media files that can be sent in one go has been increase from 10 to 30.

Post update, users will see a GIF icon placed next to the emoticon icon when they tap on the emoji button. They can then search for GIFs and insert them directly from the app. It’s also possible to search GIPHY for a keyword suitable for chat conversations.
Prior to the update, users were only allowed to send 10 media files on WhatsApp at a time and now they can share 30 files at a time. The new features are presently available for Android users using WhatsApp’s beta version 2.17.6. They are expected to be rolled out to all users soon.

WhatsApp recently started rolling out video-calling functionality across all platforms – Android, iOS and Windows. However, it may take some time before the functionality reaches all users.

To make a video call, users simply need to click the ‘Call’ button on the top right corner inside a chat window and choose between ‘Voice’ and ‘Video’ calling options. Another point to remember is that to make a video call, both parties should have the latest version of WhatsApp installed.

The feature allows users to switch between front and rear cameras during a call. In addition, users can get notifications in case they miss a call.