WhatsApp’s new features for iPhone users


Latest update in WhatsApp has bought good news for iPhone and iPad users. Now they can ‘send’ messages in areas of poor or no internet connectivity. This feature has already been there in Android smartphones for some time now, has come to Apple‘s iOS operating system with the latest WhatsApp update.

The latest update brings WhatsApp for iOS to version 4.2017.0200 and weighs around 107MB.

With this update users get the queue messages feature. This means that users can send messages even when there is no connectivity and the message will be automatically delivered once the user is in network area on your iOS device.

As part of this update, iOS users can also use the redesigned storage usage screen to manage the device’s storage space. The new feature can be accessed by navigating through Settings >> Data and Storage Usage >> Storage Usage.

Furthermore, the update has also increased the cap on media sharing for iOS users. iPhone users can now send up to 30 photos or videos in one go. Earlier the sharing limit was 10 for both photos and videos.

WhatsApp recently rolled out GIF search support to its beta app on Android. Post the update, users can look for different types of GIFs right within the app itself. The similar feature was rolled out to iOS users back in November 2016.

Post update, users will see a GIF icon placed next to the emoticon icon when they tap on the emoji button. They can then search for GIFs and insert them directly from the app. It’s also possible to search GIPHY for a keyword suitable for chat conversations.

The Facebook-owned firm also rolled out video-calling functionality across all its platforms – Android, iOS and Windows late last year. To make video call, a user simply needs to click on the ‘Call’ button on the top right corner inside the chat window and choose between ‘Voice’ and ‘Video’ calling options.

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Sameeksha Bhardwaj, From ITvoir News Desk