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2019 Best WhatsApp Features – Rewind

WhatsApp was made a few best improvements in the year 2019 related to user privacy and for better experience. However, compared to 2018 features, this year WhatsApp doesn’t provide many updates & features. But the few updates received in 2019 are best for user’s privacy. Similarly, WhatsApp this year focused more on the features related to user privacy. Let’s take a look at the 2019 best WhatsApp features.

WhatsApp Messenger

WhatsApp Messenger is a freeware and cross-platform messaging and Voice over IP (VOIP) service. This application allows the sending of Text messages, video calls, Audio & Video, documents sharing and live location. The application runs on mobile devices by using mobile numbers through cellular data free of cost. WhatsApp was founded in 2009 by Brian Acton and Jan Koum both are worked at Yahoo. Later WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook in February 2014. WhatsApp service enabled on iOS, Android, Windows & similarly Jio Phone on Kai OS. 

WhatsApp Features 2019

As already told, WhatsApp focused more on the features related to user privacy in 2019 like WhatsApp fingerprint lock support by default, WhatsApp Group Invitation feature to avoid from added in the unknown group list, and finally, WhatsApp ban the users who are using the modded applications like GB WhatsApp, WhatsApp plus etc,. Similarly, few more features are implemented in 2019 as general improvements. 

WhatsApp Fingerprint Lock

WhatsApp worked for this feature for nearly six months for Beta update. After that, nearly 3 months for the stable update. However, it’s definitely worth a wait because this feature has worked pretty fast & secure always even the application available in the recent app list. Once the feature enabled WhatsApp authentication is linked with the device default security credentials.

Therefore, each time opening the application user need to authenticate using a fingerprint. Similarly, the fingerprint lock works even the application working at the background. This great feature will work for Android version Marshmallow and newer with fingerprint sensor-enabled mobiles.

To Know more & how to enable read here – WhatsApp Fingerprint Lock

WhatsApp Group Invitation

The next most important WhatsApp feature in 2019 is Group Invitation. This feature helps the users to control on joining new groups using the new privacy option in settings. WhatsApp New Privacy option will control adding the participants in the group using Group Invitation Feature. For this WhatsApp brings a new option in the Privacy menu called Groups. 

As like controlling Who can view the Profile Picture & About section in WhatsApp. Now, user can decide Who can join you for creating a group & adding in a group.

To Know more about WhatsApp Group Invitation read here – WhatsApp Group Invitation

WhatsApp Ban

Related to user privacy, this is an last feature introduced on WhatsApp in 2019. However, its not an feature or option for users, the WhatsApp ban feature enabled by default through server to avoid using the third party WhatsApp applications like WhatsApp Plus, GB WhatsApp etc,. According to WhatsApp the applications developed by third parties are considered as violation in Terms of Service. Due to this reason WhatsApp temprovarily ban users.

To Know more about WhatsApp Ban read here – WhatsApp Ban

General Improvements

In 2019, WhatsApp updated with some general improvements to enhance the user experience like WhatsApp share to Facebook story, images & stickers preview in notification, improvements in Albums like collaging photos, WhatsApp status views, WhatsApp stickers integration with keyboards and updated new feature on receiveing new voice messages. 

WhatsApp Share to Facebook Story – Read Here

Images & Stickers preview in Notification – Read Here

Improvements in Albums – Read Here

WhatsApp Status View count – Read Here

WhatsApp Stickers Integration with Keyboards – Read Here

WhatsApp Voice Recording continuous playing – Read Here

Therefore, these are the most important updates & features received on the WhatsApp messager in 2019. As I already said, compared to previous year 2018, this year WhatsApp not updated with much features. However, the top 3 features based on user privacy are listed out and I hope on 2020 more features & improvements will be added in terms of user’s privacy & more reliable experience.
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