WhatsApp has just now extended the time you have to delete your letters from your chats later on you hit send to two days 12 hours. The accept besides improved privacy by adding more options to hide your online status, block screenshots for view once letters and now you can quietly leave groups without other participants knowing.
Leave Groups Silently: Nosotros love our group chats but some are not forever. We’re making it possible to exit a grouping privately without making it a large bargain to everyone. Now, instead of notifying the full group when you are leaving, only the admins will exist notified. This feature will start to roll out to all users this month.
Cull Who Can Run across When You’re Online: Seeing when friends or family are online helps us experience connected to 1 some other, only we’ve all had times when we wanted to cheque our WhatsApp privately. For the moments you lot desire to keep your online presence private, we’re introducing the ability to select who can and can’t see when you’re online. This volition first rolling out to all users this month.
Screenshot Blocking For View Once Letters: View In one case is already an incredibly popular way to share photos or media that don’t need to have a permanent digital tape. Now nosotros’re enabling screenshot blocking for View Once messages for an added layer of protection. We’re testing this feature now and are excited to gyre it out to users shortly.
Previous release notes
Updates to messages reactions including the ability to react with any emoji plus additional improvements and fixes.
Increased the grouping participant limit to 512
Increased max file size limit to 2GB
On group calls, yous tin can mute others or message them by long pressing on their tile
Reactions on WhatsApp are now even better. We’ve added support for you to use any emoji you want (in any skin tone).
Some new features for group calls on: You tin now mute or message specific people on a call (great if someone forgets to mute themselves!), and we’ve added a helpful indicator and then you can more easily see when more people join large calls.
Y’all can send letters that disappear on WhatsApp by enabling disappearing messages. You can choose to take messages disappear later 24 hours, 7 days, or xc days. In one case enabled, new messages sent in the chat will disappear afterwards the duration you select. The most recent choice controls new messages in the chat. Messages sent or received before disappearing messages is enabled won’t be affected.
VIDEO How do y’all enable disappearing messages?
Either user tin enable disappearing messages in an private chat. One time enabled, new messages in the conversation will disappear after the elapsing y’all select.
Open up the WhatsApp chat.
Tap the contact’s proper noun.
Tap Disappearing messages.
If prompted, tap CONTINUE.
Select 24 hours, 7 days, or 90 days.
How do you disable disappearing messages?
Either user can disable disappearing letters at whatever fourth dimension. Once disabled, new messages sent in the chat will no longer disappear.
Open the WhatsApp chat.
Tap the contact’south name.
Tap Disappearing messages.
If prompted, tap Go along.
WhatsApp is now introducing a unread conversation filter.
Reactions, 2GB File Sharing, 512 Groups
Equally we appear last month with our vision for Communities on WhatsApp, we’re now building for organizations, businesses, and other shut-knit groups to communicate securely and go things done on WhatsApp. The feedback we’ve received and then far has been very positive and nosotros tin’t wait to get many new features into people’southward hands.
We’re excited to share that emoji reactions are now available on the latest version of the app. Reactions are fun, fast, and they reduce overload in groups also. We’ll continue improving them by calculation an even broader range of expressions in the hereafter.
In addition, y’all can now send files within WhatsApp up to 2GB in size at a fourth dimension, protected by end-to-end encryption. This is an increase from the previous limit of 100MB and nosotros think will be helpful for collaboration among small businesses and school groups. We recommend using WiFi for larger files and we’ll display a counter while uploading or downloading to allow you know how long your transfer will have.
One of the top requests we’ve consistently received is the choice to add together more than people to a chat, so now we’re slowly rolling out the power to add upward to 512 people to a group. Building private, rubber, and secure communities takes work and we recall this series of improvements will help people and groups stay shut to one some other.
We promise people savour these updates and await forwards to sharing more throughout the year.
Nosotros’re Making Voice Messages Fifty-fifty Better
When we first launched voice messaging in 2013, nosotros knew that it could alter the way people communicate. Past keeping the design elementary, we’ve made recording and sending a voice message equally quick and piece of cake as writing a text. Every day on WhatsApp, our users transport 7 billion voice messages on average, all of which are protected past end-to-end encryption to keep them individual and secure at all times.
Today, nosotros’re excited to denote new features that brand the vocalization bulletin experience on WhatsApp even meliorate. These include:
Out of Chat Playback: Heed to a vocalisation message exterior of the conversation so you tin multitask or read and answer to other messages.
Pause/Resume Recording: When recording a voice message, you tin now break the recording and resume when set, in example you lot’re interrupted or need to gather your thoughts.
Waveform Visualization: Shows a visual representation of the sound on the voice bulletin to help follow the recording.
Typhoon Preview: Listen to your voice messages before sending them.
Call back Playback: If yous pause when listening to a vox message, you can choice up where you left off when you return to the conversation.
Fast Playback on Forwarded Messages: Play voice messages at 1.5x or 2x speeds to listen to messages faster on both regular and forwarded messages.
Vocalism letters have made it quick and easy for people to accept more expressive conversations. Showing emotion or excitement through voice is more natural than text, and in many situations, vocalization messages are the preferred form of advice on WhatsApp. Information technology’s simple for anyone to use – for your family members who prefer to avoid typing, for your friends who love to tell stories, for your peers who need encouraging words, or for when you want to hear your partner’s voice at the finish of a long day.
Nosotros’re excited for users to attempt these new features as they whorl out in the coming weeks.
Previous releases notes
More Control and Privacy with Default Disappearing Messages and Multiple Durations
Our mission is to connect the world privately. As more of our conversations move from contiguous to digital, we acknowledge there is a certain magic in just sitting down with someone in-person, sharing your thoughts in confidence, knowing you are both connecting in private and in that moment. The freedom to be honest and vulnerable, knowing that conversation isn’t being recorded and stored somewhere forever.
Deciding how long a bulletin lasts should be in your hands. We’ve become accustomed to leaving a digital copy of just about everything we type without even thinking about it. It’s become the equivalent of a note taker following us around making a permanent record of everything nosotros’ve said. This is why we introduced disappearing messages terminal year, and more than recently a manner for photos and videos to immediately disappear after beingness viewed once.
Today we are excited to provide our users with more options to control their messages and how long they stick effectually, with default disappearing messages and multiple durations.
WhatsApp users will now accept the option to turn on disappearing messages by default for all new chats. When enabled, all new 1-on-one chats you lot or another person first volition be ready to disappear at your chosen duration, and we’ve added a new option when creating a group chat that lets you turn information technology on for groups you create. This new feature is optional and does not modify or delete whatsoever of your existing chats.
We are also adding two new durations for disappearing messages: 24 hours and 90 days, too as the existing selection of 7 days.
For people who choose to switch on default disappearing letters, we will display a bulletin in your chats that tells people this is the default you’ve chosen. This makes clear information technology’due south goose egg personal – information technology’due south a choice you’ve made about how yous want to communicate with anybody on WhatsApp moving frontward. Though of course, if you demand a particular conversation to remain permanent, it’s piece of cake to switch a chat back.
Living apart from family and friends for over a year has made information technology clearer than ever that only because we can’t physically talk in person, it doesn’t mean we should accept to sacrifice the privacy of our personal conversations. We believe disappearing messages forth with end-to-end encryption are two crucial features that define what it means to be a individual messaging service today, and bring us one stride closer to the feeling of an in-personal conversation.
To become started, go to your Privacy settings and select ‘Default Message Timer’. You can larn more hither.
Previous release notes
WhatsApp from Meta branding introduced
End-to-End Encrypted Backups on WhatsApp
WhatsApp was built on a uncomplicated thought: what y’all share with your friends and family stays between you lot. Five years ago, we added stop-to-cease encryption by default, which today protects over 100 billion letters a day equally they travel betwixt more than 2 billion users.
While end-to-finish encrypted messages y’all send and receive are stored on your device, many people besides desire a manner to support their chats in case they lose their phone. Starting today, we are making bachelor an actress, optional layer of security to protect backups stored on Google Drive or iCloud with stop-to-stop encryption. No other global messaging service at this scale provides this level of security for their users’ messages, media, voice messages, video calls, and chat backups.
You can now secure your end-to-stop encrypted backup with either a password of your choice or a 64-digit encryption key that only you know. Neither WhatsApp nor your fill-in service provider volition be able to read your backups or access the key required to unlock it.
With more than ii billion users, we are excited to requite people more choices to protect their privacy. We will be rolling this feature out slowly to those with the latest version of WhatsApp.
Taking Your Chats with You
Your WhatsApp messages belong to you lot. That’s why your personal WhatsApp messages are protected by terminate-to-finish encryption and why we provide ways to brand them automatically disappear from your chats.
I of the near requested features nosotros’ve had is to make it possible to transfer chat history from one operating organisation to another when switching phones. Nosotros’ve been hard at work with operating system and device manufacturers to build it in a secure and reliable style.
We’re excited to start rolling out the ability to move your WhatsApp history from iOS to Android. This happens without your letters beingness sent to WhatsApp in the process and includes vocalization messages, photos and videos. To starting time, this feature is available on any Samsung device running Android ten or college, and will be bachelor on more Android devices soon.
When y’all set upwardly a new device, y’all’ll be provided with the option to securely transfer your chats from your old device to your new 1. This procedure will crave a USB-C to Lightning cablevision.
View Once Photos and Videos on WhatsApp
While taking photos or videos on our phones has become such a big part of our lives, not everything we share needs to become a permanent digital tape. On many phones, merely taking a photo means it will take upward infinite in your camera coil forever.
That’s why today nosotros’re rolling out new View Once photos and videos that disappear from the conversation after they’ve been opened, giving users even more command over their privacy.
For example, you lot might send a View In one case photo of some new clothes yous’re trying on at a store, a quick reaction to a moment in time, or something sensitive like a Wi-Fi password.
Equally with all the personal messages you send on WhatsApp, View Once media is protected by stop-to-stop encryption and then WhatsApp cannot see them. They volition also be clearly marked with a new “one-time” icon.
After the media has been viewed, the message will announced as “opened” to avoid whatever confusion most what was happening in the conversation at the time.
We’re rolling out the characteristic to everyone starting this week and are looking forward to feedback on this new way to send private and disappearing media.
How to use Whatsapp View Once
For added privacy, you can at present send photos and videos that disappear from your WhatsApp chat after the recipient has opened them once.
Media volition not be saved to the recipient’s Photos or Gallery.
Once you send a view once photo or video, you won’t exist able to view it again.
You can’t forward, save, star, or share photos or videos that were sent or received with view once media enabled.
You can only see if a recipient has opened a view once photo or video if they take read receipts turned on.
If you lot don’t open the photo or video within fourteen days of it existence sent, the media will expire from the chat.
You must select view once media each time you desire to send a view one time photo or video.
View once media can exist restored from fill-in if the bulletin is unopened at the time of back up. If the photo or video has already been opened, the media will non be included in the backup and can’t exist restored.
Only send photos or videos with view once media enabled to trusted individuals. For example, it’s possible for someone to:
Take a screenshot or screen recording of the media before it disappears. You won’t be notified if someone takes a screenshot or screen recording.
Take a photo or video of the media with a camera or other device before it disappears.
Encrypted media may be stored for a few weeks on WhatsApp’s servers later y’all’ve sent it.
If a recipient chooses to report view one time media, the media will be provided to WhatsApp. You lot can discover out more than nigh reporting messages on WhatsApp in this commodity.
Night Manner is finally here!
To install follow these instructions:
Download the file found here.
Open Whatsapp, touch on the three dot card in the upper right corner and select Settings.
In Settings, select Chats (Theme, wallpapers, chat history)
In Chats, select Theme and within Theme you will find Dark.
Previous release notes:
When you receive a link to a video from places like Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, y’all can now play it correct inside WhatsApp. With picture-in-picture, you tin can keep watching the video while yous chat
You lot can reply to a grouping message privately in your 1:i chat. Tap and agree a message in a group chat and select ‘Reply Privately’.
From emoji and camera features to Status and animated GIFs, we’re always looking to add new features that brand communicating with friends and family on WhatsApp piece of cake and fun. We’re excited to innovate a new way for people to limited themselves with stickers. Whether with a smile teacup or a crying broken centre, stickers assistance y’all share your feelings in a way that yous tin’t always express with words. To start, nosotros’re launching sticker packs created by our designers at WhatsApp and a selection of stickers from other artists.
Nosotros’ve too added support for third-party sticker packs to let designers and developers around the world to create stickers for WhatsApp. To do this, we’ve included a set up of APIs and interfaces that allow y’all to build sticker apps that add stickers to WhatsApp on Android or iOS. You lot can publish your sticker app similar any other app to the Google Play Shop or Apple App Store, and users who download and install your app volition exist able to start sending those stickers right from within WhatsApp.
To utilize stickers in a chat, simply tap the new sticker push and select the sticker y’all want to share. You lot can add new sticker packs by tapping the plus icon.
Share your live location
We’re rolling out a new feature that allows you to share your location in existent-fourth dimension with family unit or friends. Whether you’re meeting up with friends, letting loved ones know y’all’re safe, or sharing your commute, Live Location is a simple and secure manner to permit people know where you are. This end-to-stop encrypted characteristic lets you control who you share with and for how long. Y’all can choose to finish sharing at any fourth dimension or let the Live Location timer simply expire.
Here’s how it works. Open a chat with the person or grouping you want to share with. Under “Location” in the attach button, in that location’s a new option to “Share Live Location.” Choose for how long you lot desire to share and tap send. Each person in the conversation volition be able to run across your real-time location on a map. And if more than one person shares their Live Location in the group, all locations will be visible on the same map.
Live Location is available on both Android and iPhone and volition be rolling out in the app in the coming weeks. Nosotros hope you like it.
Web client for desktop computers
The desktop app is available for Windows 8 and Windows 10, and Mac Os 10.9 and higher, and is synced with WhatsApp on your mobile device. Because the app runs natively on your desktop, you’ll take support for native desktop notifications, amend keyboard shortcuts, and more. Upon downloading and opening the app, scan the QR lawmaking using the WhatsApp app on your phone (look for WhatsApp Web menu under Settings).