WhatsApp update brings starred messages, rich preview to Android
WhatsApp’s latest update (v 2.12.367) brings starred messages, rich preview feature for Android phones. The popular messaging app now supports Bengali and Urdu as well.
The latest update is available for download from the official Google Play Store and lists the new changes.
Starred Messages is a features that was earlier launched on iOS and will let users hold on to any message and mark a star next to it so that they can find it easily later. This is WhatsApp’s version of a bookmark. To see starred messages, go to the Chats Tab, click on Menu and then the starred messages option.
Additionally links on WhatsApp will now support rich preview. A rich preview shows the headline and a thumbnail image when you send the link, similar to how links appear when you share them on Facebook. Users will have the option of not including a rich preview when sending a link.
Android M users will also get support for Android Direct share, which lets them quickly choose a specific chat when sharing content from other apps. For India users, the app now supports Bengali and Urdu scripts as well.
WhatsApp for Android got Google Drive support in October. The app has close to 900 million monthly active users.