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Top five features whatsapp rolled out over the year

Published: 08th June 2016 05:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th June 2016 05:53 AM   |  A+A-

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CHENNAI: WhatsApp in recent years has been rolling out several updates over the year — some functional, some just for fun. City Express gives you a round-up of the best features of the messaging app.

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Eg: *Happy Birthday*, will appear as Happy Birthday

 

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~today is a good day~ will appear as today is a good day

Word docs and PDFs

Allows word documents and PDFs to be shared via WhatsApp. Have an exam tomorrow? Don’t sweat it! Those notes can all be shared in WhatsApp groups.

Desktop and Web app

WhatsApp has launched applications for both web and desktop. So you can charge your phone and still stay connected to WhatsApp. You can also prevent constantly looking at a small screen. Users can also drag and drop files from their workstation directly into WhatsApp chats. Besides, you have the convenience of a full keyboard.

Location sender

If you’re trying to figure out how to send your house location to friends coming over for dinner, just send your location by clicking the attachment icon.

Voice Calls

With the advent of Voice Over Internet Protocol(VoIP) for over a decade, messaging platforms have added voice calling through Internet and helped slash people’s monthly call bills. Works like a charm especially if you need to wish that NRI friend on her birthday.

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