6 New WhatsApp Features You Should Know About
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When you’re using an app day in and day out, it’s easy to miss out on new features that get added. You get a notification for an update, you update, and you continue using it as you always did. But what did you get in all those updates? With WhatsApp, quite a bit.

The best social network or instant messenger app is the one which all of your friends and family use. WhatsApp has an incredible user base now, and after becoming one of the fastest growing social networks Here Are the Fastest Growing Social Networks You Need to Join Here Are the Fastest Growing Social Networks You Need to Join While Facebook holds the lion's share of the social market, new services like Kik, Snapchat and WhatsApp threaten to break Facebook's stranglehold on the social Internet. Read More , it’s now adding features to make it a solid, robust app.

Whether you know it or not, recent updates have brought some cool new features, from starring messages to backing up your chat logs to Google Drive. Most of these changes are reflected in the new WhatsApp for Android, but they should be available on iPhone soon enough. If you use WhatsApp, you need to know this.

‘Star’ Messages to Find Them Later


When someone sends an important message on WhatsApp, you can’t save it. Finding it later can be a pain, despite the robust search engine in WhatsApp. One of our workarounds was to use hashtags to mark important messages 3 Secret Ways To Use Hashtags You've Never Tried Before 3 Secret Ways To Use Hashtags You've Never Tried Before The basic purpose of a hashtag, of course, is to find a list of all posts about a certain topic, but why not take it out of the Web services that already integrate it, and... Read More . But now, there’s a cool new tool.

WhatsApp now lets you ‘star’ messages. Long-press any message, choose the Star in the top menu bar, and move on. It’s exactly like a bookmark or a favorite.

Later, when you want to look up any bookmarked message, go to Menu > Starred Messages and you’ll see them all, listed chronologically.

The starred messages can also be searched, so you can find all the important stuff you marked by some person. You can also ‘unstar’ a message later, so that the Starred Messages can be cleaned up easily.

Back Up Chats to Google Drive


If you accidentally delete your WhatsApp chat history, you can restore it in a few steps How to Recover Accidentally Deleted WhatsApp Messages How to Recover Accidentally Deleted WhatsApp Messages A simple tap on the wrong option and your WhatsApp chat history is deleted. How do you restore it? Read More . But what if you lost your phone, or got a new one, or had to reset your existing storage? While WhatsApp backs up chat history regularly, there’s now an easier (and better) way: Google Drive.

The new version of WhatsApp for Android lets you automatically backup your chat logs to Google Drive. Go to Menu > Settings > Chats and Calls > Chat Backup > Google Drive Settings and set it up. I’d recommend backing up daily (you can choose weekly, monthly, or manual), over Wi-Fi only (thus saving data costs), and including videos.

Remember, you can get 1 TB of Google Drive storage for free Google Is Giving Away 1 TB of Google Drive Storage For Free! Google Is Giving Away 1 TB of Google Drive Storage For Free! Want free cloud storage that's big enough to actually hold a lot of files? Here's how to get a LOT of space on Google Drive. Read More , so as far as WhatsApp backups go, you should be fine even if you upload all of the videos and photos.

Easier Way to Clear Chats


If you’re already backing up those chats, there’s no reason for you to keep really old messages, is there? It’s time to clear things up, and WhatsApp has made it simpler than ever.

Go to Menu > Settings > Chats and Calls > Chat History > Clear All Chats and you’ll see three options: all messages, messages older than 30 days, or messages older than 6 months. Choose what you want and WhatsApp will do the rest.

You can do this same action with specific chats too, whether with individuals or groups. In any chat, tap Menu > More > Clear Chat and you’ll see the same three options. Simple, eh?

Mark Messages as Read or Unread


You can now hide your WhatsApp status or when you were last seen 10 Awesome WhatsApp Tricks You Should Know 10 Awesome WhatsApp Tricks You Should Know Want to trick out WhatsApp so it's the best-looking, most amazing chatting tool on your phone? Here's how. Read More , which is great. But for your own personal usage, sometimes, you might want to mark a message as unread.

Think about it in email. The ability to right-click and mark as unread 9 Awesome Gmail Features You Probably Don't Use 9 Awesome Gmail Features You Probably Don't Use Several cool email features in Gmail have existed for a long time without anyone bothering to use them. Let's change that today. Read More is a great way to remind yourself that you haven’t fully registered an email, that you need to reply to it, or that it’s important in some way.

You can now do that in WhatsApp too. Choose a chat with any contact or group, long-press on it, and tap “Mark as Unread”—yup, as simple as that. You can do the opposite too—long-press a chat you haven’t read and you’ll see an option to “Mark as Read”, so it seems like you’ve read the message without ever opening the chat.

Do note that this doesn’t mean change the message’s status for your recipient. The recipient still sees that you have read the message. It only reflects as unread in your own phone.

Mark as read/unread has also made its way to WhatsApp Web on your desktop WhatsApp Web: How to Use WhatsApp on Your PC WhatsApp Web: How to Use WhatsApp on Your PC Along with supporting all mobile platforms, WhatsApp has now launched a web-based client, so you can finally use WhatsApp on your PC and sync with your phone. Read More .

Use Custom Notifications for People and Groups


Some contacts and chat groups are more important than others, right? Well, then set a different type of notification alert for them. WhatsApp has rolled out custom notifications.

One of the cornerstones of blocking mobile distractions How to Do More in a Day by Blocking Mobile Distractions How to Do More in a Day by Blocking Mobile Distractions When you're trying to concentrate, distractions are a nightmare. It's time to block distractions and get things done with some free apps for Android and iOS. Read More is to allow the right people through and cut off everyone else, and that’s what this feature does. Open any chat, tap the title bar, and you’ll find an option for Custom Notifications.

In it, you can set the notification tone, vibration effect, popup notification, and the color of the LED light for new messages. For Whatsapp voice calls WhatsApp Voice Call: Everything You Need to Know WhatsApp Voice Call: Everything You Need to Know Popular instant messaging app WhatsApp has finally launched a new voice calling service, enabling users to make phone calls over the Internet. Read More , you’ll only get custom ringtones and vibrations.

Link Previews

This is a neat new feature that doesn’t really make you do anything special, but just adds to the overall experience.

When a link is pasted into a WhatsApp chat, you will now see a link preview with an image from the article, the headline, and the base URL—much like what you see on Facebook or Twitter.

If you’re the one sharing a link, you have the option to not include that preview, too.

What WhatsApp Feature Do You Want?

WhatsApp has come a long way from being a simple instant messaging app, but they can always do better. So if you could request the WhatsApp developers to add a new feature, what would it be?

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  1. LadyD
    June 4, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    Can you add a feature where you can like a post (thumb up/down, heart etc.) like you can in text messaging?

  2. kajal vitrani
    May 17, 2018 at 11:14 am

    can you add a new feature in whatsapp like hide chats as we have in hike

  3. kajal vitrani
    May 17, 2018 at 11:13 am

    can you add a feature in whatsapp like we can hide chats eg . in hike we can hide chats so you can please addd this function also in whatsapp

  4. Lissette Tiburcio
    May 17, 2018 at 4:53 am

    Can you add phone call notifications onto Apple Watch. My watch does not notify me when I’m receiving a Video chat or a regular phone call.

  5. Lasr
    April 4, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Can I only receive whatsapp call from contacts saved and block the rest from unknown numbers.

  6. kk
    March 6, 2018 at 10:21 am

    How can I get another person's WhatsApp messages on my WhatsApp at the same time

  7. Vladimir
    March 2, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Option to change color of chat bubbles and more design customizations

  8. santhosh
    January 29, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    now there is no option to put group description.

  9. Fahmi
    January 14, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Automatically push all unread chats to the top of the list

  10. Faeza noor
    December 25, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    I would like to have a maximum of 1min watsapp status and also a profile picture which can be like a gif.

  11. nini
    November 23, 2017 at 10:51 am

    make previous links and files available to new group member

  12. shan
    November 2, 2017 at 12:38 am

    Would like the option for everyone to see my whatsapp updates even if i don't have their contact saved in my phone. Or if they don't have my contact saved in their phone and i have theirs, i want them to see mine

    • Kuldeep kumar
      February 19, 2018 at 7:58 am

      Need feature to sent msg without saving unsesserly Whtsapp bombers
      And to possible accurate photo/background cut and paste facility

    • Kuldeep kumar
      February 19, 2018 at 8:02 am

      Should be schedule mash facility

  13. Mimi
    November 1, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    NON saved contacts shouldn't know when I'am online
    AND secondly if it could be possible to appear invisible

  14. Osvaldo
    October 27, 2017 at 4:51 am

    I would like to be able to see in real time the location of my friends when chatting.

  15. siya
    September 14, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    the contacts which are online should be displayed with green dot as in fb

  16. Aisha
    September 5, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    For the moderator of a group to be able to pin a message to the top of a WhatsApp group within the chat. For example "rules for this group"

    • Manolo
      September 11, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      This is something that would make Whatsapp Groups much better, this is exactly what I came looking for when found this post

  17. Veronica
    September 2, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    How do I edit a contact (correct the spelling) of the name on WhatsApp?

    • Danny
      April 15, 2018 at 7:24 am

      Go to the specific persons chat and press the menu (three dots) -------> view contact ----> menu again (three dots) ----> edit


  18. Rahul Nigam
    September 2, 2017 at 10:14 am

    In a group chat there should be an option for observing chat of one's.

  19. Dilys
    July 30, 2017 at 6:03 am

    To create a means in which messages can be pinned to WhatsApp group chat,so that coming or joining will be seeing it. Not making everyone be reading it.

    That is as u join a group u see the message. Thanks.

  20. Paul Davies
    July 23, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Nudge button.

  21. Suyog Sadawarti
    July 2, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    To show that you are offline(last seen (if it is shown to everybody)) even though you are online

  22. Bibhu Pattn
    June 14, 2017 at 11:29 am

    There should be an option in WhatsApp to check who viewed my profile......

  23. Anu Radha
    June 11, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    What do you mean ABOUT in Whatsapp.. what is the use of that

  24. martinifontaine
    June 9, 2017 at 2:56 am

    My friends and I would like to have a way to "like" a message sent on WhatsApp.

    • NinaBezz
      January 24, 2018 at 7:37 am

      Me too. It would be so handy!

  25. Marelda van Staden
    March 20, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Good day all

    I love the new "24 hour Status" thing you have added, but now there are two thing I would very much like to ask...

    1, Can it be slowed down a bit? Some of my friends like to add a picture with lots of words and be for I can read it, it "jumps" to the next one...

    2, Can it be saved? I don't mind asking them for the picture, but I am becoming a nuisances and I don't want to bug them all the time...

    If these options already do exist, please let me know where to find them, or if they don't, well I am sure I am not alone...

    Thank you for your time. :-)

    Yours faithfully
    Marelda (+27 723 676 362)

  26. Surya banerjee
    March 18, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Add a option where new member in the group can read some special messages about the group.. thanks. Looking forward

  27. David Curiel
    March 13, 2017 at 2:53 am

    Hi All,

    I would like to have a feature to be able to flag a message that I will send in a group chat as being "relevant to read" or "important" before sending this message.

    This would enable all participants in the group chat to differentiate between "standard" comments or info (sometimes even being jokes) and the more important "news" info which he/she thinks it is necessary for everyone to read.


  28. pearl
    March 1, 2017 at 10:37 am

    or the option of no notification at all

  29. pearl
    March 1, 2017 at 10:35 am

    please give us the option of selecting who gets a notification of your status update please its annoying that everyone can see you have updated and also can you not just select to update a status only without selecting a pic ?

  30. Andrew EDSON
    February 24, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    In the new so-called "What's app" features!!!! Where in the name of I.T. sanity has the Favourites icon gone. It appears that "status" has been replaced?? Which Gen Y or Gen Z geniuses, decided on omitting the Favourites icon? Please explain??

  31. Abc
    February 22, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    I want whatsapp to add a feature through which one can unblock himself from someone's account.?

    • Unbothered
      July 19, 2017 at 11:30 am

      That kind of beats the purpose of actually blocking someone, funny thou

  32. Swati
    February 16, 2017 at 9:10 am

    In a group, If I want to refer to all messages sent by specific person. Do we have this facility?

  33. indu
    February 16, 2017 at 6:24 am

    I wish to backup only starred messages as they are important to me and I treat rest all is junk. I don't have a way to backup only starred messages now at all. even looking if such an application is available for paid....

  34. Ahriff Sheriff. S
    February 2, 2017 at 6:52 am

    Starred messages are useful only to me in a group. There should be an option in the group to mark an important message which can be viewed by all at any time.

    For example, in my group there are 20 members. 3 members are funny and involved in lot of conversations. 4 or 5 members are very limited with their messages and don't like to go through all the messages. An now, in between the loads of messages by the above funny 3, if any important message is published is being skipped or missed by this 4 or 5 limited guys. For them, I wish to mark the important messages, so that they could see them easily without going through tons of messages.

  35. Deon
    January 29, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Good day. I want to pin a post to the top of a whatsapp group that I am the group admin of. How can I do that? Thanx

  36. shubham
    January 29, 2017 at 5:49 am

    According to me as i fell, whtsapp should have the features that if we want to our status or dp can show only those people that we want to show or not want to show ..
    It may be improve by adding option.. who can see u r status.. i know its already have..but i has only to modes..1st all can see and 2nd one no one can see..but i think it should have 3rd option.. in wich we can select the people that who's ,we want show our status or dp and that we dont want to show ..it may be done by clicking action..Thnkuu

  37. Shivanshu
    January 24, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Multiple peoples video calling...is it possible or meaningless ??

  38. Reetee
    January 18, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    That apply an feature in which we are able to know that if we are marked as unread

  39. Mumble
    January 11, 2017 at 9:55 am

    It would be amazing to be able to delete/recall messages sent in error. For example if you send a message to the wrong person, then you can delete or recall the message so that is disappears from the wrong person phone.

  40. Mart
    December 26, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    I want WhatsApp to have the option of making a poll (like Twitter) on group chats

  41. Esam Al-Haggas
    December 23, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Limiting the time in the day when the group members can send and receive chats e.g. 4 pm to 9 pm only.

  42. Tal Levinger
    December 11, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Inhibit selective groups red count notification on icon

  43. presenjeet s keshar
    December 10, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Sir, please installed display picture video software in whatsapp

  44. indudhar
    December 9, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    I wish to back up only starred messages and videos since they are useful to me. Now there is no way to back up only starred messages.

  45. Ernest Marshall
    December 3, 2016 at 10:35 am

    I really want to use the coppy n past

  46. Lolla
    November 30, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    An option to email starred messages alone to ones account or an entire chat of a person

  47. Abdul Kareem Siddiqui
    November 23, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    I think whatsapp should add a feature of separate tabs for groups like chats ans contacts calls and it should also add a feature like if we need to know some meaning or just info like wiki

  48. Terry
    November 13, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Think what's app should add music update like BBM, shows what ppl are listning to would be pretty cool. Also can give u the option to listen track and buy.

  49. Jitendra jain
    November 12, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Please add a saluting emoji,

  50. Winnie Lin
    November 4, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    PIN MESSAGE FUNCTION FOR GROUP CHATS so we don't need to send messages again and again when new members join the group. Thank you.

  51. Debosmita Choudhury
    October 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Whatsapp is very good..its useful..so if the developers could bring up the features of tagging status to our friends,if it is one person also....than it will be better...

  52. Eric Denekamp
    October 14, 2016 at 7:39 am

    Since I am using a dual SIM phone, one for work and one private SIM. I would like to see an option to use two phone numbers as part of whatsapp, or the possibility to run two instances on the same device. That way I could keep using my private number for friends and the rest for my professional life. Also separating the type of conversations over each number.

  53. Adjei-Kyeremeh Kofi
    October 1, 2016 at 10:55 am

    How about an in-app browser? That would be a really cool addition.

  54. HH
    September 30, 2016 at 9:24 am

    how to point or support a message

    If we click on the link in whatsapp it will our cursor will go to show that messege

  55. tanya sur
    September 30, 2016 at 3:28 am

    when an old number is not functional,it becomes difficult to set up the App in a new number,anything on that in future?

  56. Karis
    September 28, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    Whatsapp themes! The default green colour is kind of dull, so it would be nice to be able to customise the look of it.

  57. Pablo
    September 27, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    I want to give priority to certain contacts in order to see them always at the top in the list of chats with unread messages. Otherwise group chats wich receive a lot of not so important messages are in the top, making me scroll to find if there are messages from other people.

  58. karim walji
    September 26, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Add ability to save images/files/videos received via chat to SD card. Also, ability to backup chats to other cloud providers other than google drive, ie onedrive.

  59. Moesa
    September 19, 2016 at 3:53 am

    I would love to be able to read a messege without alerting the sender that i read it or that iam online(for specific contacts, not all of them) .. now if i wanna do that i turn off my mob data and my wifi and then enter the chat ,read it then close .

  60. Darryl
    September 15, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    In group chat where there is a lot of activity i usually mute the conversations and check them periodically. It would be nice if you could tag a persons name in the chat that would send them a notification so they know to check (if their mute is on)

  61. Ramesh Goyal
    September 3, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Words also should be underlined formatted

  62. GPN
    August 19, 2016 at 6:13 am

    If whatsapp could bring up the live backup (on the fly) will be great. Means as and when we do instant chat, backup should be taken.


    August 17, 2016 at 8:16 am

    As part of whatsapp group, when we add new members, we want them to read few of the old messages. In general, the newly added members cant read old messages. Is there a solution by starring a message or some other way by which we can make them to read few of the old messages?

    • TBair
      August 30, 2016 at 6:13 pm

      I second this request.

    • Moesa
      September 19, 2016 at 3:55 am

      Nice idea

  64. Gabbar
    August 8, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Polling/Voting option would be great. Also pinning option where "today's poll" stays at the top of the chat always.

  65. Wiebren
    August 3, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Google alerts directly into whatsapp groups

  66. Nestor Araujo
    July 21, 2016 at 12:15 am

    Whatspp, should have a feature were you can select your priority people, for notifications, popup, sound, etc, so the other people or groups, cannot show popup notifications, or sound, even the little number over the icon announcing how many messages you have pending to read should be selective.


  67. Riteish Pareani
    July 16, 2016 at 3:50 am

    Whatsapp should have a calendar or scheduler ...where in a group all members can get a prompt saying that today is one members birthday etc ...

    • Moesa
      September 19, 2016 at 3:57 am

      I would love that

    • M
      May 31, 2017 at 4:03 pm

      I second this one

    July 8, 2016 at 8:51 am

    I would like to request the whatsapp team to introduce a feature which allows to delete the full content of whatsapp media and chat excluding the starred ones.. I understand that this feature is there for individual chats.. It will be nice and useful to clear the useless data in a single click.

    • Mdeva
      July 9, 2016 at 7:09 pm

      ? !!!!!

    • Mdeva
      July 9, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      Agree 100%

  69. shirish
    June 28, 2016 at 5:13 am

    Want to have an option to hide the "online" status, it should be let to choose if you want to show online to all or just be as hidden and still be available.

    • Musa
      July 31, 2016 at 12:51 pm

      Hello Shrish,
      I think the best way of doing that is by simply downloading "Whatsapp Plus"
      It gives numerous options to you

  70. Pradiksha k
    June 26, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    i just request you to add a feature of FORWARDING TO "MULTIPLE CONTACTS AT A TIME".

  71. cousteau
    June 24, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    If I could request one feature to the WhatsApp team that'd be being able to move all the multimedia to the external SD card. My phone is currently almost full thanks to this app, even though I bought an external SD card; I can hardly install new apps. I probably need to do some cleanup on the WhatsApp media, but why not just move the data to the SD card like you can in the Gallery app?

    And the second in the priority list would be disabling voice message auto download. Data might be expensive; I'll download the message when/if I want to hear it.

  72. jdb
    June 22, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    I would like to have it where you can tap to record a message and not have to hold the button.

  73. DonJuan
    May 23, 2016 at 7:27 am

    I would like to have the possibility to add different topics (chat rooms) in a WhatsApp group.

  74. tarun
    May 13, 2016 at 8:08 am

    delete an already posted message that the receiver has not yet seen , so that the receiver cannot see it .

    • Moesa
      September 19, 2016 at 3:58 am

      I want that too

  75. Nabeel
    May 12, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    If I suggest something, will you add it? Don't ask something that you can't do.

  76. aslph
    May 12, 2016 at 11:08 am

    One feature i would like to add is which allows for webpages, which I view on PC, to be shared/link sent to a whatsapp number..

    • Gabbar
      August 8, 2016 at 9:22 pm

      There is a chrome extension called "Push2Droid" which will do this for you.

  77. Federico
    May 10, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Hi. I'm trying to clear messages older than 30 days, but i can't find this option in my phone. I try update the app from the play store (android) and already have the last version, but the option is not available. I'm using android 4.3 with Samsung Galaxy S3. Regards.

  78. Siddhi
    May 8, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    A feature that u can put ur voice status instade of written...

  79. Afraa
    April 29, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    in whatsApp log i have a notification that a number delet contact row id=3 ... the time and date.. what does that mean?????

  80. Rahul Murarka
    April 29, 2016 at 12:56 am

    A feature to delete invalid link of media .If I delete a photo in what app directory It show faded It mage in chat which I can delete chat wise or all invalid link In one shot

  81. Ali tirmazi
    April 28, 2016 at 4:49 am

    Please add like feature in group

  82. Demola
    April 27, 2016 at 5:21 am

    Hi guys, please, where and how can i download my whatsapp call log and chat history. i use an iphone 5s. thanks

  83. Edna
    April 22, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Ability to "tag" people on group message with so many people so they don't miss things directly meant for them

  84. Deepika Soni
    April 13, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    There should be an option of hide the selected chats as we want. so we will be able to hide the messages of a particular chat like the HIKE app.

  85. kkk
    April 2, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    should be an option to send message to a number who is not in contact list

  86. N V Srinivasan
    April 1, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Restricting posting by Admin only in groups and moderate messages before circulation in whatsapp groups is a most important one.

  87. priyanka
    March 31, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    provide scheduling feature in wats up
    make some task and assign it to execute in future on scheduled time

  88. Ravi
    March 30, 2016 at 6:32 am

    In whats app, anyone who has my phone number can simply add me to a group whether i am interested or not. Instead ask me for permission to add and if i accept then i should be part of the group similar to any other chat client. Otherwise forcibly i am part of some groups and if i leave they will simply know that i left etc.

  89. P Bakshi
    March 27, 2016 at 5:01 am

    There should be a option to delete all messages in a chat except for the starred messages. That is, when you clear chat, only the starred messages remain and others cleared....

    • Helen
      April 6, 2016 at 12:28 pm

      Yes! Came to read to see if there is such an option...app not :(

  90. sirish
    March 22, 2016 at 9:36 am

    In whatsapp chat display, indicate who is online and offline with green n red round symbols on them.

  91. Ru
    March 13, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Id really like a feature where you can type up a message and allocate a time to it to be send. I wake up very early to catch up on messages and I don't want to bother people while they are sleeping, yet I have the time to get some serious legwork done

  92. GnanaPrasad Y
    March 8, 2016 at 11:55 am

    1. In settings: provide option for storing the data (apart from New Cloud solution, as in India,having always net is a constraint (2) Every message is storing in ROM instead of our Memory.)
    2. Data size increase.
    3. Recall a message
    4.Have some WhatsUpTime (Instead of India Time , US time etc... Whatsups time)
    5.One Game (online play - Single, two or group )

  93. Murali
    March 8, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Please share status as ONLINE when whatsapp User is on whatsapp Call.currently it is not showing any status.

  94. Devv
    February 15, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Show other's Last seen when mine hidden!

  95. Nitin
    February 10, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Kindly start the audio status feature as well and increase the length of words in status.

  96. Parul
    February 2, 2016 at 3:36 am

    Can edit or recall msg

  97. Abc
    February 1, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Increase the limit of size of data to be shared.
    Also Include feature to share pdf, word, etc files.

  98. Sagar
    February 1, 2016 at 6:09 am

    When in the notification bar it shows "3 messages from 2 chats" like that.,
    Can it be done like if we double tap on this 3 messages from 2 chats it sorts out the who has sent the message without opening whatsapp.
    E. G.
    "3 messages from 2 chats"--->Double tap
    --> 2 messages from xyz
    1 message from abc

  99. Suyash Agrawal
    January 30, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Can the developers add the search option which can search by date of the chat ?

  100. Zubai
    January 27, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Video Call & You really want to know what people want feature in WhatsApp just look at "Plus Messenger" which is a mod of telegram. Telegram is an open source & allow to modification where whatsApp don't allow modification.

  101. Gaurav Mishra
    January 21, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    WhatsApp developer should add features like sending apk files or other format like doc xl without letting us to install third parties app.More privacy features should be added like hiding chat,pictures etc.When someone send location on WhatsApp it opens in Google Map instead of opening in WhatsApp some features should be added so that we can open location on the app itself.

  102. Lisa
    January 18, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Custom wallpapers for individual chats and video calls

    • Arvind Rocky
      January 27, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      it already there in hike messenger

    • Zubai
      January 27, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      Just look at Plus Messenger in play store. Your needs are there as you mention above.

  103. Avery
    January 15, 2016 at 6:37 am

    WhatsApp should bring the hidden feature like hike... To make chats more private to the particular user

  104. Ajay
    January 8, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    What about the new trending feature of wiki search in the wats app groups...??

    Is it a Hox?? coz am using it in a group and its giving me google search results.

  105. Sergio
    January 2, 2016 at 4:40 am

    How do i send a suggested feature to whatsapp developer? Any ideas?

  106. Kavya
    December 16, 2015 at 3:31 am

    Video call may be? WhatsApp doesn't have just this one feature..

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:44 am

      Rumours say they're working on it, so fingers crossed, Kavya!

  107. Barath
    December 16, 2015 at 1:24 am

    Group conference call! I was expecting it on whatsapp but Hike took the lead! And it's great!

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:44 am

      Interesting. Yeah, I agree, group conference call would be wonderful.

  108. Kayal m
    December 14, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Deleting the photo is difficult in whatsapp in iPhone.If I am trying to delete it I have to go "all media" and to select each and every photo if I get select all option then group of photos can be deleted easily.

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:45 am

      Hmmm makes sense. I don't delete photos often, but yeah, to clear up space, this could be great.

  109. Raj
    December 14, 2015 at 4:51 am

    A game should be allowed in personal chat initially. Something like snooker or bowling. Its fun to play games at leisure instead of chatting when you are idle...

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:45 am

      +1000000000000! I'd love Chess in WhatsApp!

  110. aman
    December 12, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    One NEW option should be add ...when we add a new number and if someone also activate .what's app no in our contact list ...it is very difficult to find new addition

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:46 am

      I didn't understand, aman. If you add a contact, that person shows up in your WhatsApp automatically.

  111. Vali
    December 12, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    I have seen some people who are reading other's messages / chat while they are typing...this happens mostly in city bussses..may lead to some kindaa privcay problems. So it will be good having some thing like blurr option, which makes the entire chat window / screen blurr, thus only the person who is typing the message knows what it is exactly...

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:47 am

      Wow, I hadn't given it much thought, but this is BRILLIANT! Fantastic suggestion, Vali. I would want this, and I think it would make WhatsApp stand out from all others. You rock!

  112. Homer
    December 11, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Have a special token in broadcasts that is replaced with each contacts name in the message.

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:47 am

      For personalized messages, when you're sending out greetings for instance? Lovely idea.

  113. Himanshu
    December 11, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    More number of pictures should allow to send through Whatsapp at a time and Online status should be displayed on the home screen of Whatsapp (when we open the app) near the name of the contact like we see in Hangouts,Skype,Yahoo messenger and all.

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:48 am

      More pictures would slow down Whatsapp, and I think the "instantness" is important right now.

  114. Daniel
    December 10, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Keep the chats in the date and time order as they are used, so that you can find them easily. Just as it is in SMS.

    I write a chat and it was 6 chats ago. I go looking for it to follow up and chat some more and it has moved pages and pages down. Very irritating!

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:49 am

      Yeah, this keeps happening to me too, I think it's a bug that should be fixed soon.

  115. Timepass
    December 8, 2015 at 3:33 am

    Send messages to multiple contacts in one go. Instead of forwarding individually.

    • jeg
      December 10, 2015 at 2:33 pm

      Already the feature is available on whatsapp . Use feature " broadcast list". It creates a list of contacts and messages will be delivered individually.

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:50 am

      Like jeg said, Broadcast Messages will let you do this.

  116. Kapil
    December 8, 2015 at 2:37 am

    I would like to create a a shortcut on home screen to directly access Starred Message, just like we can for our frequent contacts.
    It will be then so awesome for me as I have to frequently access Starred Messages.

    I frequently use Google Maps and for last many years Google has made bookmarking a place on maps such a pain.

    I have created a group in whatsapp wherein only I am the only member and use whatsap's share location feature to bookmark places and refer them later.

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:51 am

      A shortcut for Starred Messages---someone is a Starred Messages power user already :D

      The location sharing thing is really interesting! But why is it easier than bookmarking on Maps?

      • Kapil
        December 28, 2015 at 10:18 am

        I use Google Maps on my Sony Xperia Z1 Android device with Android version 5.1.1 and the Google Maps App doesn't let me bookmark the precise point (e.g. a roadside food vendor) I want to save as the bookmark. Either it will suggest a nearby landmark which is already saved on the Google Maps or I have to face the screen asking me the details like address, contact nos., timings etc. of that bookmark and then that place has a good chance of being published on the Google Maps for everyone to see. Thus, I refrain from adding private notes to places.

        Secondly, if I am trying to save a public place which is already there on the Google Maps, it doesn't let me edit its details like name etc. and thus, finding that place later from bookmarks is most of the times inconvenient for me.

        Lastly, since Whatsapp saves the location in form of coordinates, it is easier to export to other Map Applications.

        If I am missing an easier way of bookmarking a place on Google Maps alongwith my notes directly I request the author and readers to help me out regarding this.

        Thank you.

  117. Chukwudum
    December 8, 2015 at 2:03 am

    gif files to play as sent message, timed delivery of messages,

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:51 am

      Oh man, GIF support is my main request too.

  118. Milind Vartak
    December 8, 2015 at 1:44 am

    Allow PDF...

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:51 am

      Wait, it can't send PDFs? I've never tried to, but this is surprising.

  119. Yumeito
    December 7, 2015 at 11:35 pm


    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:52 am

      EMOJIS > NUDGES! hahaha

  120. Subh_Asish
    December 4, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Stickers like in Hike..

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:52 am

      They might add that, it's a good way of making some money.

  121. Keshav Sharma
    December 3, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Gif dp

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:52 am

      I'm not a fan of GIF dps. They get really distracting. You like them?

  122. Nachiket
    December 3, 2015 at 3:37 am

    Should add more emojis with different feelings and objects like other messaging apps..
    But not the stickers..!!
    Also would appreciate if the WhatsApp logo was changed & modified... ?????????

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:53 am


  123. Ag
    December 2, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Add a feature of sending request to add ppl into group chats which are to be confirmed by whoever are invited.

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:53 am

      Wonderful idea, Ag. Given how groups are being used these days, I second this.

  124. Nirmit Kapoor
    December 2, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    I have already sent an email to WhatsApp team for adding a inbuilt lock for iOS users because we do have this option in Android by simply using an App lock application but we have nothing as such in iOS as of now.

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:54 am

      True, a second security layer would be mighty useful!

  125. TheJester
    December 2, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Create a tab for groups to separate groups from individual chats

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:54 am

      Hmmm I hadn't thought of that, but it would be quite convenient. Doesn't the search function work well enough now though?

  126. Nithincl
    December 2, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    When sumone s replying us...it shows "typing......" Better make them it to wt exactly they r typing....

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:55 am

      ICQ and a few early chat apps used to have this, I like the current implementation than that.

  127. Vishal
    December 2, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Whatsapp should not be logged in always...i mean , whenever i switch on the wifi/mobile data , it starts recieving the messages. We should have login & logoff options...

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:55 am

      If you're on Android, you could just lock access to WhatsApp through a third-party app. Plenty of such apps available.

  128. Priya
    December 2, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Tag status when one comes online

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:56 am

      Like a notification? "Your friend Priya is now online"?

  129. Fik of borg
    December 2, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    1: An official offline backup reader.
    AFAIK, Whatsapp backups can only be used to restore the whole chat history, but not to look for some message deleted from the active database. With a backup reader one could delete old conversations confident that one still can access them for future reference if need arises.
    I know this can be a privacy risk, but it could be reduced by the app by requiring a SMS sent or Q-code scanned (like web whatsapp), or by the user by encripting the backup.

    2: A way to delete media from whatsapp's servers.
    Most people have sent or received pictures that are best deleted from the phone, but I have noticed that deleting the file from the Whatsapp/Media folder just prevents the (now non-existing) image to show when clicked and blur the picture in the chat, but a clear, full size copy of the image remains via whatsapp web. One can delete the message containing the picture, but frequently it's convenient to keep the message while deleting the full size picture.

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:56 am

      Both excellent points from a privacy and security perspective!

  130. Ellie
    December 2, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Using Whatsapp on multiple devices a la Telegram. I use two phones with the same phone number (multi-simcard) for work, but I can only access Whatsapp on one device at a time. Unfortunately not everyone is on Telegram, so I can't take advantage of Telegram's superior features...

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:57 am

      Yeah, I think multi-device simultaneous access is the most requested feature that'll never happen :)

  131. Qwerty
    December 2, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Search option inside the chats...

    • Gowri Sankar
      December 2, 2015 at 4:09 pm

      It's been available for ages!

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:57 am

      Like Gowri said, this is already available!

  132. zara
    December 2, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Other instances like food places likes in a group and so on.

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:58 am

      Like integrating WhatsApp with a food recommendation app or something?

  133. zara
    December 2, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Hi,it will be really nice if a button comes with like for all what's app typed messages and attachments.
    1. In a group trainer might send training details and ask who all are attending.if 10 people like the message and option to view who all liked will let the trainer know how many are coming.

    Also helpful in many other instances.


    • Vincent
      December 8, 2015 at 6:31 pm


      It's quite similar to something I'd like to add: some kind of a doodle / polling funtion.
      Eg i have a group a friends, we often have dinner or other activities together, and struggle to find the right slot...

      • zara
        December 9, 2015 at 3:53 am

        Right! i hope this reaches to the whatsapp developers.

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 28, 2015 at 9:58 am

      A "will attend" or "Like" button, basically?

  134. tim
    December 2, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    I mean sending image while chatting with several parties. after getting the image from photo, there is no indication where the image will send to.

  135. Nirav
    December 2, 2015 at 11:35 am

    I think you'll laugh when you read this,
    But, I would like to mute a certain people in the group - so either I don't want to receive a message from certain person in the group or at least don't want to get notified when this person is posting - because he is a spammer XD

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 2, 2015 at 11:37 am

      Haha sorry Nirav, you can't selectively mute a single person in a group just yet, although I too would love to have that option :D

  136. Aishwarya Soni
    December 2, 2015 at 10:23 am

    How about hiding the status from specific persons only

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 2, 2015 at 11:49 am

      Naah, it's everyone or no one, Aishwarya.

  137. Rajat
    December 2, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Call conferencing on whatsapp call

  138. tim
    December 1, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    1. take the delete button away from send button as that often cause me to send message I mean to delete.
    2. Add a clear message telling me who is the recipient before a message is sent.

    the above will save a lot of people from regret in using a messaging app while walking or doing other things.

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 2, 2015 at 11:37 am

      I didn't get your second point. If you've opened a chat with someone, you know who the recipient is, right?

  139. SK Loh
    December 1, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Would like to send large video files via whatsapp.

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 2, 2015 at 11:38 am

      Sigh, wouldn't we all...

  140. john
    December 1, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    i like the feature where they block links of their competitors

    • Suzette
      December 1, 2015 at 6:40 pm

      I woyld like the option to edit a text before sending it

      • Mihir Patkar
        December 2, 2015 at 11:38 am

        Well, before sending it, you can edit it however you want, Suzette. I'm not sure I understand the problem here.

    • Mihir Patkar
      December 2, 2015 at 11:38 am

      Hahaha touche