WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging service, has rolled out an update for its BB 10 OS app with some new features. The update pushes the app version to 2.12.340.2.
The changelog for the WhatsApp update includes added support for more Web client features such as Message info, recent emoji sync and more. It also brings the support for Web link previews on outgoing messages.
In addition to updated organisation of phone numbers on the contact information screen, the latest app version also removes some issues users faced during the message history backup process. Fix for connectivity issues via proxy servers along with other miscellaneous fixes and updates are also included. The updated app can be downloaded from the BlackBerry World app store.
WhatsApp last week silently pushed a server-side update to its app on Android and iOS that increases the number of users included in a group chat. Until now, a WhatsApp group chat could include up to 100 users. However, the update now pushes the limit to 256 users.
WhatsApp last month got rid of its $1 (approximately Rs. 68) annual subscription fee. Until now, WhatsApp asked some users to pay an annual fee for using the app after the first year of use - though as many of us experienced, most users were not asked to pay after a year, and instead were given extensions each year.
Apart from scrapping the annual fee, WhatsApp also revealed its upcoming plans where it wants people to connect with businesses and organisation directly.
Earlier this month the messaging company hit 1 billion monthly active user mark, levelling itself with Google's free email service, Gmail. As per the latest stats, WhatsApp witnesses 42 billion messages per day, 1.6 billion photos per day, 250 million videos per day, and has 1 billion groups.