WhatsApp now has new updates which was rolled out few minutes ago on for Android phones. It brings a host of new features, including link preview, starred messages, and the option to chat in your local language.
WhatsApp Starred messages
This feature allows users to bookmark messages in an ongoing chat by doing a long press over it. Once this done a, star icon will appear over the chat, showing that the chat has been saved in a separate category called starred messages, this makes it easy to find these messages later. This lovely feature has already been available to iOS users and now finally out for Android devices.
WhatsApp Rich preview
With rich preview, shows more than a link shared by or received by the user, this feature tries to pull up an image from the link along with the headline followed by one or two lines from the story, similar to the way Facebook does. The image preview is a bit erratic and shows only when the Wi-Fi or 3G speed is good.
Android Direct share support
This feature makes WhatsApp more compatible with the Android Direct Share feature, a user can now select a specific chat or a group right from the page they want to share. Recent chats would automatically show up on this page than just the WhatsApp icon. This feature is currently available only to Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) users, available on Google’s Nexus range of devices, including Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, and the Moto X Style.