WhatsApp’s upcoming update could get an innovative ‘live location’ feature

WhatsApp’s upcoming update could get an innovative ‘live location’ feature
The Siliconreview
06 June, 2017

Popular messaging app ‘WhatsApp’ recently gets a new update in the Google Play beta program. Labeled as version 2.27.213, the all new update discloses some new features as compared to the previous version and was first reported on WABetainfo .well, the most attractive amongst the new features is ‘Live Location’, which basically reveals the location icon of the user in the chat list ahead facilitating the live location option inside Privacy settings.

Displayed as a Green icon, the live location also comes with an option (“Send this location”) to share the current and live location of the user. This all new option will replace the normal location sharing option which was obtainable in previous beta version.

The users will then be capable to send text status updates to their contacts with a new option called “New text status” which can be managed in Status under Privacy setting. Also, the users will be able to modify their text status with different fonts (two options available), colors and put in emoji to it.

It is also ascertained that WhatsApp will decide a random color every time the user has to update their status. But as of now, there is no such option of choosing a custom color of choice from the palette. Also, if users want to update their status with a message from a chat strand, it can be possible, but without customizations. If they want to customize and edit it, they will have to select message > Share > WhatsApp and select ‘My Status’.

Also, at times the photos and videos shared from the Gallery get distributed to recipients in a random order. However, the popular giant is said to have fixed is this irritating problem in the new update.

Last but not the least, the users will be benefitted by being able to see their recent photos by just swiping up the screen the moment they will open the camera in the app. However, the latest and attractive features and improvements will be noticeable in the beta version of the app and one can anticipate these to turn up in the coming consumer updates.