WhatsApp for Android gains a global update today which adds a fair number of time saving and security features. New additions include changing the “last seen” status, which will be handy for those who want to keep their last chat timestamps private from others. Other notable features include setting the privacy for statues and the option to pay for a friends WhatsApp subscription.
WhatsApp for Android has gotten an update today that introduces new privacy settings, and interestingly enough — a feature that allows you to pay for a friend’s WhatsApp subscription. First spotted by Android Police, the latest update lets you tweak your “last seen” status and profile photo, and increases the message history that you can send. It also gives you a camera shortcut for sending pictures faster, and now features large video thumbnails within a chat. However, what’s most notable is that WhatsApp’s Android users can now pay for their friends’ subscriptions on the same mobile platform, as well as others including iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry.