New Delhi: Meta-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp has introduced two new safety features for users in India, Flash Calls and Message Level Reporting.
Flash calls and message level reporting features will allow people better security and control over the use of the messaging app.
New Android users of Flash Call or those who change their device frequently can also choose to verify their phone numbers via an automated call instead of SMS.
According to WhatsApp, this is a more secure option, given that it all happens from within the app.
Message level reporting feature allows users to report a particular message received on WhatsApp. This can be done by simply long-pressing a particular message to report or block a user.
WhatsApp also introduced the ability for users to hide their profile picture, last seen and more than a few people, the ability to block anyone who may prove to be a nuisance, and two-step verification (2FA). Is
Meanwhile, WhatsApp has rolled out update 22.214.171.124 for its Android users on the beta channel, which suggests that the company is working on message reaction notifications for its Android app.
WhatsApp has been developing a message reaction feature for a few months now which, as its name suggests, lets users react to messages the same way they react to posts and comments on the Facebook app.
Earlier, WhatsApp had no plans to notify users of message reactions, but the company later started developing it for the beta version of its iOS app and is now working on providing the same feature to its Android users. Still working.
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