WhatsApp quietly releases array of new updates: Here are the details

WhatsApp has announced an array of new updates. Facebook-owned instant messaging service has been rolling out the new update since last week and in order to make use of these features, the user will have to download the latest version of the application from their respective app stores.

In the latest update, Facebook-owned instant messaging service WhatsApp has introduced new features: a new animated sticker pack, new wallpapers and Sticker Search among others.

In the latest update, WhatsApp has introduced wallpapers which can be customised per chat, with an updated wallpaper gallery. It has also introduced additional doodle wallpapers, and the ability to set separate wallpapers for light and dark mode settings. The Facebook-owned instant messaging service also released a new feature called In-App Notifications.

Here's a look at the WhatsApp New Features:

Improved Sticker Search

With the new update, WhatsApp users can easily search and find stickers with text or emoji, or browse through common sticker categories. "As we start to roll this out, we encourage sticker app creators to tag their stickers with emojis and text moving forward, so their stickers are searchable for WhatsApp users," the company said.

The World's Health Organisation's "Together at Home" sticker pack is now available as animated stickers. The "Together at Home" sticker pack is available within WhatsApp, including with text localised for nine languages - Arabic, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.

Wallpapers:

Wallpapers on WhatsApp are seeing four major updates - custom chat wallpapers, additional doodle wallpapers, an updated stock wallpaper gallery, and the ability to set separate wallpapers for light and dark mode settings.

"Make your chats personal and distinguishable by using a custom wallpaper for your most important chats and favourite people, and you never need worry about sending the wrong message in the wrong chat ever again," the company said in a statement.

With the new update, users can also find Doodle wallpapers in more colours. WhatsApp serves over two billion users around the world. To reflect this global community, they have selected new, diverse, and iconic images of nature and architecture from around the world, as well as eye catching new designs. Users can find them in the "Bright" and "Dark" albums. According to the company, users can now set a separate wallpaper in dark mode for the best chat experience.

In-App Notifications:

The Facebook-owned instant messaging service also released a new feature called In-App Notifications. The feature will enable WhatsApp to alert its users about various updates through in-app notifications. Users can choose to turn on these alerts from the Notifications section of the Settings menu.

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