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Five Features That WhatsApp Misses

Every other person round the globe is using WhatsApp Messenger, an all rounder in the field of chatting applications. It instantly became the most used instant messenger app on smartphones. What makes it so approachable is its simple user interface and the way people use it to interact with each other; especially the emoticons make the chat so lively, and the real time interaction makes it super fun to share all the media which we can share (Yayyyyy!! images, audio and video clips sharing is sooooooooo fun!).


Besides the features we’€™re already aware of, WhatsApp made a recent update and launched a feature which is voice call. We’€™re not complaining about any of the features, but despite so many features put together in WhatsApp, there are still a lot of features which a lot of people might desire for, the one’€™s which are not on WhatsApp. There are many features which WhatsApp rivals have which give them a lead, lets take a look at some of these.

Free Voice Calls

As we all are familiar with Viber and its features. We all love it’€™s free voice call feature that we’d like to steal it! Who doesn’€™t like to talk for long hours and that too without having to worry about hefty phone bills. One simply needs an unlimited internet plan, or Wi-Fi for more clarity. What makes it more wonderful is that it requires no registration, and it merges well with  your phone’€™s contact list so you don’€™t have to add the contacts manually. Wish this feature comes in WhatsApp soon!

Animated Stickers

WeChat has this amazing set of animated stickers and a wide variety of emoticons (not that WhatsApp doesn’€™t has!), moreover you can download emoticons from WeChat’€™s catalogue, or use one from your album. Also you can have your regular voice chat sessions and like Facebook you can share, like and comment on images of your friends.You can even synchronize your Facebook account with WeChat. It’€™ll be great to see some animated emoticons in WhatsApp.


Unda is a video messaging application that lets it users to send videos at a lightning speed which allows the user to receive and send video just like text messages. The app is super fast, easy and fun to use, and one doesn’t need to worry about slow internet connection. As of now it’€™s available for Apple devices only.

Group Video Chatting

WhatsApp does support group chat, but what it lacks is Group Video chatting. Google hangout not only provides chatting option but lets the users interact via group video chat. You can add up to 10 people at max. Google Inc.launched this in May,2013 and ever since group video chatting has become extremely easy and helpful.

Custom Voicemail

Out of all other popular apps, Libon is an underestimated and unsung hero! It lets its users to create customized greetings, read all voicemails in form of text, and similarly it has speech to text technology which converts your speech into texts.

Hopefully we will be able to see if not all, then maybe a few of these features integrated in WhatsApp.

Written By

Kelly norris writes for Future Web Support and has been assisting the users in download WhatsApp for PC and Android.



  1. Salman

    November 2, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Truly said Kelly… IMHO atleast they should try to integrate voice calls into whatsapp

  2. Gautam

    November 3, 2013 at 10:21 am

    WhatsApp is really missing many features and we want a Video call feature as soon as possible from them.

  3. Arbaz Khan

    November 3, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Nice list mate 🙂
    Whatsapp really need to add the Voice calling feature as other alternatives offer it.
    But seeing that Whatsapp is still a lot popular without any of the above features. Adding them will make it more awesome 🙂

  4. Robert Simons

    November 4, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Yes, the great law of unlimited human needs was invented not by chance! 5 years ago we were happy to chat in icq, but now we need more calls and more wasted time 😉

  5. SAm

    November 4, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    These are the great features and I think if they can be included in WhatsApp, it will become even better instant messaging app.

  6. sameer

    November 5, 2013 at 6:37 am

    Hi kelly,
    You are right,i miss lot video chat.Other features are good but really dig out features which whatsapp misses badly.

  7. Anetta Bursh

    November 7, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    I agree with you about this and I hope some day WhatsApp will add more of features to make it more helpful to us as its users.

  8. Aiden Ruse

    November 11, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Noted down the good features. I am curiously waiting for free voice calls feature in Whatsapp. I love to use Whatsapp….it’s really great.

  9. Rohit Dubey

    November 26, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Apps like whatsApp should not lag these features because it has become a trademark for the company.
    They should think over it.

  10. Qasim

    December 2, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Whatsapp has been missing these features for quite long time. Now it has got a very good competitor viber so they really need to improve otherwise whatsapp will totally lose its charm

  11. Poonam

    December 3, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Whatsapp introduced voice message feature where people can record and send the message in voice form but the developer still haven’t implement voice calling feature. This is the drawback of Whatsapp !

  12. Pramod

    December 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Yes mate !
    I agree with you ! Whatsapp should have included these features as it would have taken whatsapp to much greater heights that what its actually today. Thanks for sharing the information.


  13. drakes

    December 8, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Not all the app can have all the features available but they can make addition of these special features into themselves. I also miss voice call & voice chat feature in Whatsapp and for that I am using Wechat and some other apps but just because of these missing features only we can’t say that it would be a failure without these features. I am really looking forward to see when they will add these features into Whatsapp, If they succeeded in doing so, whatsapp will be an app for everybody.

  14. RobinSharaya

    December 9, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Hi kelly,
    You are right,
    WhatsApp really need these Five Features but i miss the most Animated Stickers feature.

  15. Rohit Kabdwal

    January 3, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    i think whatsapp is a very good definition of the “text messaging”, and this simplicity of design and technicalities make this piece of software a better application that rest of all. thank you

  16. Abdurrazaq

    January 8, 2014 at 5:35 am

    Thank you for great post. I think whatsApp is one popular messenger with the uniqueness features.

  17. Harshil

    January 10, 2014 at 6:52 am

    I to find it difficult to use this app without these features, but still I go for this app because of its versatility.

  18. Arslan Shoukat

    January 12, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Yeah. These features should be added in whatsapp. One of the features that i think should be added first is Group Video Calling like in skype. Their team should read this article and consider the suggestion mentioned in your articel 😉
    Well, i prefer viber because i think it is better. Anyways, great article dude.

  19. prajwal

    January 24, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    i really miss the free voice calls and animated stickers on whatsapp. If they add these features, it would be great!!

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