A new WhatsApp update will make changing fonts much easier with a floating toolbar.
Users will be able to select the text to change and then add the effect which will be automatically applied.
Last year the Facebook-owned app allowed users to add certain characters before and after the words or sentences to make them go bold, italic or with a line through the centre, known as a strikethrough.
However, many people were unaware of the change and so the formatting options were rarely used.
There have been many reports this year suggesting that WhatsApp will introduce recall and revoke feature on its stable version. However, the company is yet to release the feature. The recall feature has now been spotted on WhatsApp beta version on Windows Phone which tips the launch may be imminent.
It’s also worth pointing out that new WhatsApp features usually arrive last on Windows Phones when compared to its counterparts Android and iOS. WABetainfo has reported that WhatsApp beta version 2.17.218 of Windows Phone has the much-anticipated recall feature. The leaked screenshots, however, don’t really show how the feature will work. WABetainfo has claimed that the latest beta version on Windows Phone has also added a “Learn more” button for the recall feature.
Another new category includes “stands up to NSL gag orders,” referring to National Security Letters, the often-maligned practice of being forced to hand over data to the government that nearly always comes with a built-in gag order. In late 2016, Credo Mobile confirmed that it had received an NSL order and had challenged it all the way up to the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals—the EFF helped with those legal efforts.
In the same Monday press release, EFF said that it believes such NSLs, which are issued directly by a law enforcement or national security agency (rather than by a judge), are unconstitutional.