WhatsApp for Android Updated starred messages, rich preview links and more

WhatsApp, one of the most popular mobile messaging services on Android, is quite the handful of useful features in its latest update. New in 2.12.367 version is the ability to play the messages to find them later, support for Android and Direct Share extracts rich when sending links.

What’s New on WhatsApp for Android

  • Starred messages: Now you can tap and hold a message in a cat to play so you can easily find it later (works like a bookmark). You can browse the starred messages from the Chats tab> Menu> Messages favorites.
     
  • Rich overview link : Links that you share or receive will now include a rich overview. When sending a link, you have the option not to include a rich overview.
  • Direct share: Support for direct action Android, which allows you to quickly select a specific discussion when sharing content from other applications (Android 6.0+).

First, the ability to play the messages was a very requested feature for some time, so we are sure that many users will be pleased with this one. All you need to do is simply tap and hold a message in a cat to play it, allowing you to easily find later (similar to a bookmark). You can even browse your starred messages by accessing the Chats tab> Menu> Messages favorites. There is a small feature, but will definitely come in handy.

Also new is the ability to WhatsApp to send and receive links with a rich overview. You can also choose to send links without extracts rich if you wish.

Finally, WhatsApp has added support for Direct Action, which was introduced in Android 6.0 marshmallow. Direct Share lets you share things with more specific objectives. For example, if you want to share a link with a contact on WhatsApp, in the past, you will need to click the share button, scroll down to WhatsApp, select your contact and send the link. Now that WhatsApp has built in support for this function, you will quickly be able to choose a specific discussion WhatsApp directly from the action menu. How neat!

That big ol ‘update is now available in the Google Play Store, then head of the link below to grab the latest version.

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