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WhatsApp’s new features include dark Mode, ‘Swipe to Reply’ on Android

New WhatsApp Updates heading our Way

Popular App WhatsApp, used for texting, video calling, and all other communicative features is going to get updates in near future, for Android platform

‘Swipe to Reply’ feature

WhatsApp is currently working on the ‘Swipe to Reply’ feature for Android users. It’s already available for the iOS users.

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With this feature, in hand one would require to swipe to their left on a certain text, to reply in context with that message. Making things handier, right.

WhatsApp has recently submitted a new update through the Google Play Beta Programme, which brings the beta version up to 2.18.282 respectively.

Copy & Paste Status

Though the official whatsapp is helpless in copying your friend’s status, you can use fmwhatsapp to easily copy and paste it as yours.

Dark Mode

The long-awaited Dark Mode may finally arrive on both the widely used smartphone platforms, Android & iOS.

This feature will help to reduce the stress on the eyes while using the app in the dark or, at night. At the moment, there is no timeline specified as of when could one expect to see the update coming up.

WABetaInfo revealed on Twitter, “I’m happy to exclusively give the good news: WhatsApp is finally working on a Dark Mode! It’s a dream. There are many important secret references in recent updates! Be patient to see it out, hoping it will be FULL OLED friendly for Android phones, iPhone X and newer!

More on WhatsApp

Amid the fake news controversy in the country, WhatsApp CEO Chris Daniels visited India and met IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to address concerns around the subject on its messaging platform which have led to horrific crimes like mob-lynching.

In conversation with Chris Daniels, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “I had a very productive meeting. I complimented him for extraordinary technological awakening that WhatsApp has led in the country, for education, healthcare, relief in Kerala. These are positive developments.”

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He added, “There are also very sinister developments, that provokes crime like mob lynching, revenge porn, & you must find solutions to these challenges which are a downright criminal violation of Indian laws. I suggested 3 points. 1- WhatsApp must have a grievance officer in India. 2nd- you must have a proper compliance of Indian laws. We won’t appreciate a scenario where any problem will have to be answered in America. 3rd- WhatsApp has become an important component of India’s digital storage & must have a proper corporate entity located in India. “

What the officials had to say?

In July this year, WhatsApp top executives including COO Matthew Idema had met IT Secretary and other Indian government officials to outline various steps being taken by the company to tackle fake news in India.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had also written to WhatsApp asking it to take immediate steps to prevent the circulation of false information and provocative content, saying it “cannot evade accountability and responsibility“. WhatsApp — in its response to the notice sent by India’s IT Ministry — said it has the ability to prevent spam but since it cannot see the content of private messages, blocking can be done only based on user reports.

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With India being its biggest market with over 200 million users, the Facebook-owned messenger service asserted that it responds to “valid” law enforcement requests in investigating crimes.

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Ashutosh Kumar

Hi, I am Ashutosh Kumar. Graduate in Journalism. Field of expertise is technology, automobile & lifestyle.

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