WhatsApp is the go-to IM’ing application for a lot of smartphone users out there. While the app itself is feature-rich in a bunch of ways, there’s constantly room for improvement, as well as today, WhatsApp is turning out a brand-new function over-the-air that make it possible for customers to view if their message has been read by the recipient.

While we hang around for Facebook/ WhatsApp to push out an upgrade to make the application appropriate with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the brand-new ‘message checked out’ feature, which is currently being turned out, suffices to pique the interest of customers in a great deal of ways.

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The attribute is not available as an upgrade which could be gotten from the Google Play Store or the iTunes App Store, and also rather, as we mentioned in the past, readily available as an OTA. As well as given that everything takes place behind-the-scenes, you will not also get a notice if the update has actually even made it to your device.


The ‘read message’ function is downright basic to make use of and also understand; when you send out an IM to a recipient, you will certainly see double grey ‘ticks’ beneath your string of text, validating that your message has actually been supplied, however if the user on the various other end has actually opened WhatsApp and also eyed your message, then those double ticks will transform blue. Keep one point in thoughts, the ticks will only go blue if your message has been read by opening up the application on the various other end, if it remains gray, then it’s secure to think that the person on the various other end is disregarding you. Ouch.

And also to include misery to proceedings, WhatsApp will also show you specifically when the message was checked out (read: time).

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The 2nd function is voice over IP (VoIP) support in WhatsApp, as well as is something which we make certain numerous customers are excitedly waiting to obtain their hands on. As leaked by Dutch outlet DroidApp.nl [Google Translate], it’s clear that WhatsApp’s plan to bring voice support to the masses is still on the right track. But when will certainly the brand-new function hit our iPhones or Android devices is still a mystery.

WhatsApp VoIP

Allow’s merely keep our fingers crossed that it occurs quickly sufficient.

You can download WhatsApp for iPhone here, and also Android away.

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