WhatsApp is among the most trusted services when it comes to video calling in this COVID-19 era. Besides the generous amount of useful features, WhatsApp also offers end-to-end encryption. This means that nobody can read the messages you’re sending through the Facebook-owned app, not even its developers.
With WhatsApp, you can send pretty much all types of content, chat within whole groups by text or voice, block unwanted contacts, and furthermore: don’t pay anything for such amazing services besides the subscription to your Internet Service Provider. But there’s always room for more when it comes to WhatsApp, as the developers are constantly willing to make the app better for its about 2 billion users.
The 2.20.174 Beta Update is here
The new update is already available to download by the users, and all you have to do is to wait for the notification to emerge on your screen. However, you can also choose to download the update in the form of APK (Android Package Kit).
The highlight of the 2.20.174 beta update is the new feature of sending a link to a group video chat for anyone you wish. All you have to do is tap ‘Attach’ and then ‘Room’.
Are you still hesitating to give WhatsApp a try, and you prefer other instant messaging apps instead? Perhaps the description of the Facebook-owned app from Google Play Store will convince you:
“WhatsApp Messenger is a FREE messaging app available for Android and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages.”
Upcoming new features for WhatsApp are expected to land in 2020, and we can mention here the Boomerang feature, the search image feature, an in-app browser, and so on. The future of the app looks bright.
Brian Dan is just getting his feet wet as a tech reporter but has already had his work featured in many major publications including Tech Spot and Tech Crunch. In regards to academics, Brian earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Brian has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.