WhatsApp for android has been updated with some important and much needed features. The latest update brings custom notifications, mark as unread and low data usage for WhatsApp calls to the android application.
The WhatsApp application now allows users to assign custom notification sounds, vibration length, notification LED light and popup notifications and call ringtone for each contact. They can even mute the chat for a time period.
The latest WhatsApp update now lets users mark a conversation as unread by simply tapping and holding on any conversation pane until you gets a ‘Mark As Unread’ option that adds a green dot indicator in front of the chat. It must be noted that this feature does not change the read messages status within a chat. In other words, making a conversation as unread after reading it doesn’t make the blue ticks against it to grey color.
This WhatsApp update also introduces a new low data options for voice calls. Users will need to head to Chat and Call settings and enable the Low data usage option during a WhatsApp call. WhatsApp now has a Google Drive backup and restore option back.
The latest WhatsApp update (version 2.12.197) has not yet hit Google Play Store yet and can be found on the company’s website. The apk file can be downloaded from APKMirror as well. The source of this article including images is Android Police.