WhatsApp update makes sharing photos in bulk easier
WhatsApp is adding a bunch of quality-of-life features to its Android app. The Meta-owned messaging service now lets you send more photos in bulk and caption documents before sharing. The company is also readying more such handy features which should arrive with a future update for the app.
WhatsApp improves user experience with the latest update
The latest additions to WhatsApp arrive with version 188.8.131.52 of the app for Android. The official changelog provided by the company on the Google Play Store mentions four major new features.
Firstly, you can now send up to 100 photos and videos at once. That’s a major jump from the previous limit of just 30. This change makes it more convenient to share photos in bulk. You don’t have to select batches of 30 files and repeat the process multiple times.
WhatsApp now also lets you add captions when sending documents. This feature allows you to give some context to the recipient about what you’re sending, without separately typing a message. It works for all types of documents supported by the messaging service.
The third new feature that WhatsApp added with the latest update is useful for group admins. The app now supports longer group subjects and descriptions, so you can describe your group better. The subject field supports 100 characters, while you can add descriptions longer than 2,000 characters. That should be enough to lay out the group rules and other important communication for members.
WhatsApp’s changelog on the Play Store also mentions the addition of personalized avatars. However, this feature was rolled out a couple of months back with version 184.108.40.206 of the app. Nonetheless, if you didn’t already know, you can go to Settings > Avatar on WhatsApp to create personalized avatars that can be sent as stickers or used as profile photos. WhatsApp lets you choose between various skin tones, hairstyles, hair colors, outfits, body types, eye colors, and various accessories to create an avatar unique to you.
WhatsApp is readying more new features
Apart from these, WhatsApp is also working on a host of other new features. It recently started beta-testing transcriptions for voice messages. The company is also developing a way to let you save selected messages in disappearing chats. We will let you know when these features roll out to the public. In the meantime, you can click the button below to download the latest version of WhatsApp for your Android devices from the Google Play Store.