WhatsApp version 2.17.148 was just released for Android. In this new version of WhatsApp, there are a few new features released, which will help users find what they are looking for with ease. While we are going to talk about the new features available on WhatsApp, it is important to note that these features are only available to you if you download the new version 2.17.148.
This version is now available via Google Play Store, so you can manually download the update if you do not want to wait for the over-the-air update to hit your Android device. Read on to learn more about the new features that have come in the WhatsApp Android update.
WhatsApp Brings Emoji Search & More in Android Update
As far as the biggest and best new features available in version 2.17.148 of WhatsApp, the biggest new feature includes the ability to search for emojis. If you have previously downloaded the beta version of the update, you probably already have noticed these changes and have used them. These features might have first been made available in the beta release a few weeks ago, but now the stable version has been released onto Google Play Store.
When we talk about the ability to search for emojis, this is a feature that WhatsApp has been aiming for. You will be able to search for an emoji via a keyword, and you can search for an emoji and a relevant emoji will be shown to you.
For example, if you want to search for a cat emoji, you can search for “cat” and then relevant cat emojis will show up. This will really be useful since you will be able to quickly find the emojis you are looking for. This also allows you to express your thoughts and emotions better since you will be able to use the emojis to communicate how you feel about a topic.
WhatsApp Android Update Allows for Easier Font Style Changes
Another change that is in the WhatsApp for Android update is the ability to change the font style. You will no longer be required to use the underscore or asterisk for this, which means it will be a lot easuer to find what font style you are looking for when it comes to the text. You will be able to long press which text you want to change, and then you will notice a menu pops up. This menu will show things such as Paste, Copy, and Cut.
There will also be three dots at the end of the pop up, which is where you need to click if you want to see the detailed menu. The detailed menu is where you will need to go if you want to change the font text. You will see text options such as Monospace, Strikethrough, Italic, Bold, and even a Share option. You can click on what you want that particular text to look like, and it will automatically change the text to the style you chose.
This is going to be so much easier in terms of changing the text, and it will take you a lot less time to change up the font and how you want the text to look. For someone who uses WhatsApp a lot, this new change will definitely come in handy and cut down on the amount of time it takes you to change the text to your desired preferences.
These are just some of the latest updates to come to the Android version of WhatsApp. Did you know that WhatsApp has over 1 billion users worldwide? That is a huge number and shows just how popular WhatsApp is as a social app and a texting app. WhatsApp has been adding features to both the Android app and the iOS app lately, making it much easier to use and making the app more useful for your everyday communications.
There are also rumors circulating about WhatsApp adding support for various file-sharing options, such as MP3. This could make the app even more popular in places outside of America where WhatsApp is considered to be one of the main forms of communication. You can find the new emoji search and text font options in the new WhatsApp update for Android. This update is live right now in Google Play Store, but if you have the app on your phone, you should be getting the update soon via the over-the-air option.