WhatsApp for Android Beta Gets Emoji Search, Video Streaming Comes to iPhone

WhatsApp for Android Beta Gets Emoji Search, Video Streaming Comes to iPhone


WhatsApp has added the option to search for emojis in the latest Android build, making it easier and faster for users to find emojis to spice up their conversations. This way WhatsApp users can find some of the emojis relevant to their searches, instead of the tedious side-ways scrolling. Additionally, the app has introduced video streaming on iPhones, a feature that it has already released on Android. Apart from this, the WhatsApp reportedly even published (briefly) an FAQ page to provide information of the long-rumoured message recall feature, suggesting its launch is imminent.

WhatsApp emoji search

Let’s start with emoji search, a much needed feature that is already available in third party keyboard apps like Google Gboard. This feature is available in beta for Android users, and should arrive on the stable version soon. Beta version 2.17.246 has emoji search activated. Tapping on the emoji icon will open up the emoji list, at the bottom of which is now a search icon. Clicking on the search icon will let you type for the required emoji, and WhatsApp will throw you suggestions based on the keyword you type. For example, typing ‘hand’ will throw all hand emoji suggestions in a new bar on top and you can select which one you want to use in your chats.

 

WhatsApp video streaming on iPhone

The video streaming feature was first spotted in Android beta, and it appears WhatsApp has decided to roll out the stable version first to iPhone users. This feature allows its users to watch shared videos while they’re being downloaded in the background. It will use your Wi-Fi or cellular data to buffer a shared video, while it’s…



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