And second of all, WhatsApp is now the number one mobile messaging app, with more than 1 billion users worldwide. Previously, they would just get a busy line probably but with the call waiting feature, it can show when you're receiving another call while you're still on a current call. The call waiting feature is not new and we are already enjoying in on our mobile phone systems, but for VoIP services offered by WhatsApp, its something very new.
However, besides Windows phones, WhatsApp is also scheduled to stop working on platforms like Android versions 2.3.7 and iOS 7 and older from February 1, 2020 onwards. The user would get a "missed call" alert once their ongoing call ended. However, keep in mind that you can't keep a call on hold or merge the two calls together, you can only either accept the new call or reject it. The feature is available through WhatsApp version 2.19.352, which is the latest stable version of the app in the Google Play store.
'Because we no longer actively develop for these operating systems, some features might stop functioning at any time, ' the company said in a blog post announcing the cut-off dates. It also mentions the fingerprint unlock support for WhatsApp, which means the app can not be opened by anyone else other than the authorised user. From now on we can put on hold the calls we receive through the app.More news: Jones wins 2nd Australian Open golf crown
Call waiting was released for iOS users last month.
If you don't have a rooted Android phone, your only option is to wait for WhatsApp to officially release the dark mode for WhatsApp. This "new privacy settings allow you to control who can add you to groups".
There's no official word on when, or if, Dark Mode will arrive but Express.co.uk will bring you all the news as soon as anything is announced.More news: Missouri set to hire Eliah Drinkwitz as football coach, reports say
Developers that haven't already updated their apps to feature a dark theme are most likely working on such an update already, and WhatsApp is now part of this group.
The changelog also mentions support for fingerprint scanner support for WhatsApp on Android. Along with this, WhatsApp also rolled out a bug fix for an issue that several users reported led to massive battery drainage.More news: US Man Who Inspired "Ice Bucket Challenge" Dies At 34