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WhatsApp UPDATE brings great new feature, but it's ONLY available now on iPhone

February 4, 2018 9:30 AM
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WhatsApp UPDATE brings great new feature, but it's ONLY available now on iPhone

WhatsApp this week revealed support for a massive new feature coming to the popular chat app.

It's been revealed that WhatsApp is the first third-party app to support Apple's popular CarPlay feature.

According to, in-car WhatsApp access was previously only possible using the app's Siri integration.

However, this new update now means official CarPlay support will allow users to also receive WhatsApp push messages while driving.

This new feature is introduced with the 2.18.20 version of the app, and offers some competition to Apple's own iMessage app.

According to a report via iCulture, you’ll be able to see unread messages through a badge icon on the CarPlay UI and also have have Siri read out received messages, and you'll be able to send new messages via dictation, too.

The only difference from the iMessage apps is that with WhatsApp, you won't be able to scroll through a list of message threads from the CarPlay interface.

The app will work with CarPlay as of its newest update, and will automatically show up on the system when it's ready.

This comes after WhatsApp silently launched a massive new Android update with one very amazing new feature you might not have even noticed.

This new update to the popular messaging app now allows users to control and customise message notifications.

Tech website Android Police first spotted the new feature, which allows WhatsApp users to effectively pick and choose the type of alerts they want to see on their phone.

For instance, you can now ensure that single messages always alert you, but pesky group messages, which can sometimes go off incessantly will no longer ping your phone.

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