Dark mode, the new whatsapp feature

Whatsapp darkmode is safe to eyes and also is a power saving mode
Avail the new feature on whatsapp

Whenever WhatsApp releases new features, there is a buzz all over! However, the details of the features that are going to be launched are leaked many times.

Rumours are rife that this time the social messaging app will launch the dark mode featurefor which many of its users are still waiting.

Why ever the rumours are in place, WhatsApp has not confirmed the news or at least the tentative date by which the feature will be ready.

The news is that the social messaging app is working hard on this feature to ensure that its users have a bug-free experience. 

Many users have got this feature updated in their mobiles. However, the new feature has not come into existence even on the beta version yet as the WhatsApp team is still working on it as stated earlier.

Dark mode is nothing but an un-illuminated interface. If you are an avid Instagram user, you may understand the dark mode as they recently equipped this feature.

Generally, we all use black text on a white back ground. But dark mode is exactly opposite to that.

As there is consensual opinion growing day by day across the developers of operating systems, websites, themes and apps that the bright screen glow can cause harm to eyes eventually.

Just to soothe the eyes, it is a great solution to use dark mode as opined the people who constantly work on glowing gadgets.

WABetaInfo, the renowned outlet that strictly analyses beta and alpha versions of coded bits or software has given insightful information about whatsapp.

In an attempt to create awareness about the software’s new features, they announced in September that Whatsapp is progressively working on dark mode.

Since then people who extensively work on bright screens are looking forward to switch to the dark mode on android phones, iphones and others.

And the time finally arrived to use this feature on everyone’s smart phones.

How to switch to dark mode:

Go to the settings — Chats — Wall Paper — Solid Colors — Pick a color of your choice — Set

And that’s it. Immediately test it on your screens. It starts appearing.

How to share a contact on WhatsApp?

It may be difficult to remember the phone number and type it in the WhatsApp message box if you want to share a contact number with someone. A contact may have email ids and multiple phone numbers.

Imagine the to and from rounds you have to make to share a contact. WhatsApp has made it really simple. You can share a big contact with multiple details in one go.

How to share a contact on WhatsApp?

Go to the phone contacts book on your smart phone

Pick a particular contact you want to share

Tap on share option

Pick WhatsApp from the multiple share mediums such as yahoo mail, Messages, Bluetooth, Messenger, etc.

Pick the contact or search for the contact you want to share

Tap on send…

How to share a location on WhatsApp?

Share your location to your friends and families through Whatsapp
Location sharing

Location sharing is yet another stunning feature WhatsApp has launched. Our families and friends need not worry where we are located. Explaining a location to someone has also become easy. Just share your location on WhatsApp and people will be able to reach you. You can both share your current location or a different location with your contacts.

Use Google Maps or any other location apps to enable WhatsApp share a location with users. Keep the maps on so that WhatsApp can use it to share the location.

How to share your live location on WhatsApp?

Take out the contact with whom you want to share the location.

Tap on share option

Tap on share live location

With this, the person to whom you are sharing the location will see your real time location.

The duration to share the location is your choice. You can manage whether or how long you can share your location. Again, it is your choice to stop the live location sharing.

As it is end to end encrypted, no one else can see your live location other than the contact to which you are sharing the location.

Pre-requisites for location sharing:

If you tap on share your current location instead of live location, the location will be sent to the required contact immediately.

To share your location with your contacts, you need to allow WhatsApp with a location permission.

Go to your phone’s settings – Apps and Notifications –WhatsApp – Permissions – Turn on Location

How to share a different location on WhatsApp?

Tap on the pin icon in the contact with whom you want to share a location

Tap on location

Select the exact location on the map. Google Maps will help you pin the location

Tap on send this location and that’s it! If you tap on share your current location instead of live location, the location will be sent to the required contact immediately.

How to update WhatsApp?

Whatsapp keeps launching new features frequently. But to get those features, the app needs a frequent update!
Update Whatsapp to get advanced

WhatsApp gets updated with every new feature launched and we also need to update WhatsApp to get those new features on our phones. Many of us don’t know how to update the app and hence, we stay away from using the amazing features the makers are launching.

WhatsApp is not just a messaging app anymore. We can even make international calls using the app, share documents, contacts, locations etc. the makers are even working on launching payment feature on it. The updated versions of WhatsApp contain the best security features and fixes for malware and bugs. So, lets know how to update the app to use those alluring features on it.

How to update WhatsApp?

It is very simple to update WhatsApp from the application store on your smart phone that is Google Play store. You may need to update WhatsApp if you get a message saying ‘it is not supported by your WhatsApp version’.

Go to Play Store, then tap on Menu — My apps & games — Tap Update next to WhatsApp Messenger.

WhatsApp has announced that it will not support some operating systems such as Windows from the mid of 2019 as it is planning to stop developing software for such operating systems. Users are requested to update WhatsApp on a regular basis to keep getting the new updates and features.

How to share documents on WhatsApp?

Now, You can share documents on whatsapp
Whatsapp Allows Document Sharing

WhatsApp has tremendously improved from what it was initially available. Though it has been 10 years of its inception, the app has been growing desirable day by day.

Many features have been added to the basic app and the process of updating the app is still continuing. The Document sharing along with ‘hide muted statusbio-metric authentication, call waiting and Self-destructing messages, group invite blocking, etc. are taking the Whatsapp Reputation to another level!!

Being a chat app initially, WhatsApp has grown to be a calling app, a location sharing software, and now a document sharing app too. The makers are planning to make it a payment app too.

It is replacing mailers with its document sharing properties. It is extremely simple to share documents on WhatsApp now. you don’t need any whatsapp plugins to do this job.

How to share documents on WhatsApp?

  • Get into the contact with whom you want to share the document
  • Tap on the pin icon on the right side of the message bar
  • Tap on document, the first icon of the 6 options
  • Choose the document you want to share
  • Tap on send and that’s it.
  • Your document will be shared in seconds be it a PDF or a Word

The document sharing feature was earlier available in beta version and now it is officially available on WhatsApp with the other new features such as hide muted status, group invite blocking, self-destructing messages, call waiting etc.

You don’t need to login to your mailer and type the email address of the person to whom you want to send the email. The document sharing is much simpler in WhatsApp than Yahoo or Gmail.

WhatsApp’s reputation is growing bigger day-by-day

Ever since its inception, Whatsapp reputation has grown multi-fold
Whatsapp is famous across the globe

Its not an exaggeration to say that WhatsApp is a global messaging app. The app has its mark on almost all the nations across continents. It has been a good decade by 2019 since its inception in 2009 but the growing graph still points upwards. The success can be attributed to WhatsApp people who constantly intervene with all new features and functionalities to leverage the app’s utility.

Initially crafted by Brian Acton and Jan Koum, the former employees of Yahoo, the WhatsApp was an outcome of inspiration raged due to Apple and its push send notifications to update its users. But it did not stop there. It was further developed by by Igor Solomennikov as Koum did not want to miss calls during his gym session.     

It instantly clicked and the response motivated them to include messaging feature on the app. That’s how it transformed to be a messaging app. This has been a turning point in WhatsApp’s timeline with a multi-media messaging feature on android platform.

Since then, it crossed many mile stones to be what it is today. 2013 has been a landmark year for the app to have a worth of 1.5 billion. This attracted Facebook and it acquired the app in 2014 for whopping $19 billion making it the biggest acquisition for Facebook and one of the biggest 11-digit mark in history.

WhatsApp has grown bigger from being just a messaging app to a software that has video calling, group calling, voice calling, WhatsApp business, etc. It has emerged as a tough competitor for skype and other platforms that offer free voice calling to replace ISD calling tariffs. People have started making different Whatsapp plugins basing on the chat app.

Crucial statistics of WhatsApp:

1.5 billion plus users across 180 countries of the total 195 countries in the world

One billion active users a day is the best for very few apps globally

India emerges the top nation to have 200 million users which sometimes crosses 300 million

Many WhatsApp plugins are developed to add WhatsApp connectivity to websites  

Snapchat stories have been replaced by WhatsApp statuses to a 450 million users

The newest inclusion WhatsApp business has also garnered many eyeballs to reach 3 million

It is reported that 29 million messages are sent every minute

65 billion messages cross the mobiles in an entire day

WhatsApp’s popularity:

We can say that the popularity of the app is not restricted to a particular nation but it is famous across the globe with only 15 countries left from the total of 195 nations. For instance, the Latin American nation Brazil has 120 million users by 2017 May, it can be said that more than half of the nation’s population uses WhatsApp as its population counts to 211 million with the internet users counting to 66%. If its demographics are to be observed, the same patterns are seen.

WhatsApp demographics:

As per the report submitted by, ‘We are Flint’, WhatsApp users are higher in the young age group in the UK. They comprise of 84% in 25-34 years and are prior to the age group of 35-44 with a percentile of 80.

The higher the age is, the lesser the WhatsApp usage is. The reason behind these stats is that old aged people are less interested in handling gadgets in comparison to youngsters who are more gadget friendly due to the usage of computing in their academics.

Similarly, usage is higher in white collared professions with higher incomes in comparison to people with lower pay grades with lack of skills.

This kind of comparison applies to rural and urban people as well. Surprisingly women are using WhatsApp higher than men although it doesn’t make a huge difference.

Conclusion:

All the above stats establish a fact that WhatsApp is an ever-growing software acquiring new functionalities day by day. Its reputation is unbeaten and it may take years for any new app to reach half the way.

Source: Statista

Source:We are Social, 2019

Source: We are Flint