You might be aware of the benefits of this mention feature as you are already making use of it on social networking sites. So, WhatsApp will now automatically suggest names of the group members as soon as you use this “@” sign in a group chat.
This new feature will be boon for those who are part of big a family, friend or office groups. It can be helpful in communicating with one particular person in a group.
This new feature will make it easier for you to get someone’s attention in the group by just typing their names. However, only those Android users can make use of this mention feature who are running version 2.16.259 and above where as iPhone users need to run version 2.16.10 and above to use this feature.
And if you are running version 2.16.259 and haven’t received any update, the new feature might get enabled from the server-side by the company. The feature was first spotted by beta users but now it is available for all users.
To gain more popularity, the instant messaging app has already added features such as message quotes and replies that allow users to quote messages when replying. Further, in iOS 10, the messaging has integrated with Siri that allows users to send messages or make WhatsApp calls with the help of Apple’s voice-assistant.
WhatsApp has added a host some more features such as the ability to format text, share PDFs, Docs as well and files from third-party apps like Google Drive and Microsoft’s OneDrive.
It says, “you may receive flight status information for upcoming travel, a receipt for something you purchased, or a notification when a delivery will be made. Messages you may receive containing marketing could include an offer for something that might interest you. We do not want you to have a spammy experience; as with all of your messages, you can manage these communications, and we will honor the choices you make.”