Jan Koum, one of the co-founders of WhatsApp has finally left his position on 30 April 2018 amidst rumours of not agreeing with the upcoming changes that Facebook was planning for the app. The YouTube video will be played in a small pop-up tab and users will have to ability to increase or decrease the size of it. Group admins can now change a group's subject or icon, and control what other members have administrative control of. Group leaders only have to go to the "Group Info" menu, tap the person's name, and then hit "Dismiss as Admin". If an individual has a new tool, he or she may be able to find the tool in the profile settings under the label "payment settings".
Stickers are also coming soon. I've been blessed to work with such an incredibly small team and see how a insane amount of focus can produce an app used by so many people all over the world.
WhatsApp, the company acquired by social media giant Facebook in February 2014 for $19bn and it was a smart move by the Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. A maximum of four people can do video and voice calls at once.
In-app payment method has become an important feature for Facebook-owned properties.
Three-quarters Facebook users as active or more since privacy scandal
In the first quarter its sales rose by almost 50% with profits reaching US$ 4.9bn compared to US$ 3bn past year . Another 49 per cent said they have "some control", and 20 per cent said they had "no control".
However, things haven't been all well as Koum and his team shared a different vision and strategy, from Facebook in terms of monetization of WhatsApp.
"Developers will be able to build experiences that let people virtually customize or try on merchandise, walk through new products, or simply express themselves in a fun way", the company said.
If you are an iPhone user, make sure you are using the latest version of WhatsApp to get all the features mentioned above.
The idea behind introducing in-app payments feature is to merge with Instagram's "Shoppable Tags", a native integration that makes it easy to tag and shop products directly from your Instagram posts.