WhatsApp users will now be able to follow up on group chats in which their names were mentions while they were away through a new feature that has been added.
A new “@” button on the bottom right corner of the group chat will let users see when they have been mentioned. This is similar to a feature offered by workplace messaging app Slack that highlights when users have been mentioned in a conversation.
More interestingly, another feature added is for setting a topic to be discussed by a given group.
This means that the topic under discussion is set then the chat is rolled out where members contribute or engage on the topic of discussion. The feature is ideal for users that want to join chats devoted to certain interests, something WhatsApp rival Telegram has become known for.
More new features in place include the following: