Get directions and other new options in WhatsApp

WhatsApp’s recent beta version (2.17.412) has some new improvements.

WABetaInfo discovered the first improvement in live location. If someone shares his or her live location, you can now quickly get directions and plan your route in Google Maps. Hit his or her profile picture, click on the info icon and select the Get directions (Route in Dutch) option. After this, the location will open in Google Maps and you can plan your route.


Another new option is to copy captions of photos and videos. Open the photo or video and click on the three dots at the top right. In the menu you will see Copy caption (Onderschrift kopiëren in Dutch print screen) Simply paste it into the text field in the chat (long press in the text field and then paste).

Red heart

The design of the animated big red heart has also been renewed. This had to happen after WhatsApp already switched to own emoji. Something not everyone is happy with.

In a chat, the red heart now looks like this:

By the way, we discovered earlier that the developers added some hidden jokes in their emoji. Check it out here.