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Whatsapp 2017 Update – New Emoji, Offline Messages, location tracking & others

    Whatsapp is among the top most used and visited Instant Messaging Applications on Android, iPhones, iPad, Laptop on WEB, this the Facebook-Owned app and it keeps on rolling out various updates within 2017.

    And the Whatsapp updates are really amazing, this includes Sending Offline Messages on iOS, Android beta brings dozens of new emoji, Share Stories, Revoke a Text & Location Tracking in Real Time.

    So if you are using Whatsapp then be ready to make use of all this amazing updates because they are really built well for the consumption of their users and of course including me. Lets quickly look at each updates;

    WhatsApp Android beta introduces dozens of new emoji

    In another words, WhatsApp adds plenty of new emojis from Android 7.1 including professions and gender equality. This quite impressive. It is not just few Emoji but dozens of them.

    The Unicode 9.0 emoji that was debuted in Android 7.1 and iOS 10.2 are not unique to any particular OS version, so WhatsApp beta has just updated its emoji list to include all your favorite new emoji including bacon, facepalm, selfie.

    whatsapp emoji

    And one thing, why i love this introduction is that you don’t need to be running Android 7.1 to try the emoji; WhatsApp is just making sure you can all partake in the same pictorial conversations.

    Meanwhile, note that this is only available on the beta for now, however, it’s only a matter of time until it reaches
    wider availability.

    If you can’t wait to get your emoji game on though, you can join the beta by tapping on the “Become a beta tester” section on its Play Store listing.

    Sending Offline Messages on iOS on Whatsapp

    According to the leaks, Whatsapp were to launch a different updates, but it looks like introducing a new way of sending messages for iOS is definitely the new trends.

    Meanwhile, in the update is a new feature that allows users to tap send on messages even when they don’t have a connection. That is sending offline messages has been enabled for iOS.

    Lets take for instance; if you want to send a message when you’re offline, you can write it and hit the send button. Though the Messages will be queued up and sent when your phone regains a connection.


    >>Redesigned storage usage screen that lets you manage your phone’s storage space by clearing certain message types, like videos, from specific chats (Settings — Data and Storage Usage — Storage Usage).

    >> Send up to 30 photo or videos at once now. Do you want to have it, then ifyou are using iOS, go straight to itunes market and update your WhatsApp to 2.17.1.

    whatsapp for ipad

    Whatsapp Live Location Tracking in Real Time

    This is amazing and it is among one of the wonderful updates Whatsapp has ever rolled out. It is quite explanatory but lets give you a head up.

    Do you want to know where your friends are? Do you want to see how far away from the destination you are and that of your family or friends when visitation times comes? Then this Live Location Tracker is the best Whatsapp updates ever.

    With this updates, you can track them anyway and anytime but why I really love this update is that, you can also decide not to be tracked! Yes, the live streaming can also be disabled so that no one can learn where you are at any given moment.

    The “Live Location Tracking” is a new feature already introduced to some beta tester but will soon be roll out to both Android and iOS platform

    Sources says, the features will work on WhatsApp beta version for iOS, 2.16.399+ on Android and will be disabled by default.

    The Live Location Tracking can be kept on for 1 minute, 2 minutes, 5 minutes, or indefinitely. Now imagine that you have a lying partner, or a random player, with this feature, you can easily trace their location in real time.

    Coming up Updates are Share Stories, Revoke a Text

    This is are coming updates on Whatsapp 2017. Well according to the sources, sooner or later, you will be able to share stories or revoke a text and edit it and probably send it back but after clarifying yourself.

    Undoubtedly, Whatsapp are very good at their games. The world instant messenger is the best ever. Sincerely, I am still looking forward to getting more useful updates for Whatsapp.