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WhatsApp Messenger Update: Starred Messages, Direct Share And More

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WhatsApp?in?its?latest?update?for?Android?users?has?included?new?features?such?as?Starred?Messages,?rich?preview?and?Direct?share.

?The company has released its latest stable version of update 2.12.367 to users which is now available for download. According to ?LatinPost?the?Starred?Messages?feature?allows?users?to?bookmark?their?messages,?which?they?can?accesslater.?In?order?to?use?this?feature?the?users?have?to?tap?and?hold?down?the?message?to?star?it.?The?starred?messages?can?be?then?accessed?by?going?on?to?the?home?screen?of the app and?selecting?starred?messages?tab?from?the?main?menu.?This?shows?the?bookmarked?message?along?with?the?contact?that?sent?them?and?the?time?stamp.?This?feature?was?earlier?released?for?iOS?enabled?devices.

Another?feature?that?has?been?added?is?the?rich?link?preview?in?the?latest?update?of?WhatsApp.?The?feature?is?helpful?to?users?when?someone?sends?a?web-link?in?a?message.?WhatsApp?will?now?feature?a?tiny?preview?of?the?web-page?in?the?chat?similar?to?that?in?Facebook,?which?allows?users?to?know?the?content?of?the?link?without?actually?opening?it.
The?third?feature?that?is?now?available?exclusively?for?Android?Marshmallow?users?is?Direct?share.?The?Direct?share?feature?now?integrates?WhatsApp?in?the?UI?so?that?users?can?share?things?with?fewer?clicks.?In?this?feature?when?the?user?clicks?share?button,?besides?listing?WhatsApp?in?the?share?menu?it?feature?recent?contacts?with?whom?you?had?chat.?So?users?can?now?share?something?far?more?easily?and?without?much?hassles.
WhatsApp?also?received?support?for?Google?Drive?last?month?which?now?allows?users?to?back?up?their?chats?and?multimedia?content.?The?instant?messaging?service?was?launched?in?2010?and?was?acquired?by?Facebook?in?2014. According to SiliconIndia latest?reports?by?the?company?say?WhatsApp?has?surpassed?more?than?900?million?users?as?of?September?2015. The latest updated version of WhatsApp is now available for download on the Google PlayStore.

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