WhatsApp is a texting App that uses the internet (not SMS plans) to send messages instantly. The App works on iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, and Windows phones. In other words, the App allows the people using these phones to text each other. But that was all.
Until recently when WhatsApp PLUS came and added a little flair on the texting. It not like WhatsApp had an option on this one, considering the stiff competition they were facing from a series of other instant messaging Apps, including Line, skype and Viber among others.
So, what exactly is WhatsApp PLUS?
In a nutshell, WhatsApp PLUS is an improvement of the current WhatsApp version. It has additional features and options that allow users to customize their WhatsApp on so many levels. You can customize your user interface, alter your privacy setting, and do so much more on this new version, as opposed to the limited options users had on the previous version.
Hiding “Last Seen”
If you don’t want your friends to know when last you used the instant messaging App, then consider upgrading your WhatsApp to the new version. With this, you can easily hide your “last seen” date and time from your friends, particularly if you don’t feel like chatting with some of them.
Better image quality
The old WhatsApp used to compress images, thus reducing their quality and size. But that’s no longer the case with the new WhatsAPP; the images you upload are displayed in their original form–nothing altered. So if the images you chose were of excellent quality, what is displayed on the new version of WhatsApp will be nothing short of that.
WhatsApp plus comes with a default media sharing limit of 16MB. But unlike the old WhatsApp, the new version allows you to increase the space up to 50 MB with so much ease. With this, you can share unlimited number of voice messages, location and contacts without worrying about space.
With the old version of WhatsApp you could only see the updated status of your contacts after refreshing your contact list. That was tedious, and a bit boring. However, the new version has made things easier for WhatsApp users. You no longer have to do anything to view what your contacts have updated, since any new status update will automatically pop up below your chats. The moment they update them, they’ll be mirrored right below your chats for you to read.
WhatsApp icon color
Admittedly, unless you have a thing for color green, that default color was somehow vapid. But thanks to WhatsApp PLUS, you can easily change your Icon color to red, blue, grey, pink, cyan, or orange.
Changing your Screen Look
With the new version of WhatsApp, you can easily change the appearance of your conversation screen, chat screen, main screen, as well as the contact icons. Plus, if you feel like rounding out the hard edges of your contact pictures, or modifying the headers and rows of your chats and contacts, it’s all possible with the new WhatsApp.
Update your location
The new WhatsApp allows you to update your location if you want your friends to know your current area of residence.
Upgrading to WhatsApp PLUS
WhatsApp PLUS is yet to be made official, so it cannot be found in the App stores at the moment. But for those who can’t wait for the official release of the App, you can check it online to download, as it’s already available in various sites. All you have to do is back up your contact and conversation then delete the old WhatsApp before uploading the new version. Ta-da!