WhatsApp, the most popular messaging App has been releasing many new features in past 24hours. The new version of WhatsApp tagged as 2.12.197 brings a new feature called low data usage mode. The new update is available for download, on the official website. This latest update packs all the previous updates and many improvements over existing features of WhatsApp for Android.

The low data usage mode for voice calls comes at the cost of audio quality, meaning that calls may not sound as clear as they normally would. Its a great update for data users

New Notification :

The new notification settings, allows you to customise not only the notification sounds but also the vibration length, display, popups and even the call ringtones and vibration settings for voice calls.

Lastly, there is a new ‘mark as unread’ feature that lets you mark up messages in your chats section in case you want to read them later. Clearly, WhatsApp’s focus is on Android these days, with Windows Phone coming in second place and iOS at the very bottom. There is no confirmed reason why the new features have not made it to the other mobile operating systems, but OS limitations could be a reason. However, its a great news for Android users.