The latest update of WhatsApp v2.17.30 for iPhone has come loaded with automatic albums, photo filters and a brand new reply shortcut. As a result, an iPhone user will now be able to customize his photos, organize his images the way he sends and receives besides enhancing the experience of messaging.
Moreover, a user can now add color filters to the media that he sends in chats as WhatsApp has enabled this very feature too. This is how you can add color filters:
- Tap the WhatsApp app
- Select any individual or group chat you would like to send the media
- Click or select a picture, video, GIF from gallery
- Swipe it up (it will pull out 5 filters that you can select from)
The photo filters which will appear are B&W, Chrome, Cool, Film and Pop. It is expected that WhatsApp will add more filters in this feature.
WhatsApp said in a statement:
“When users send or receive a collection of five or more photos or videos, they will automatically be grouped together as an album, creating a tile display within messages. When users tap on the album, they will see the collection of photos and videos in full screen”
Previously, when a user used to dispatch multiple images to a specific chat, it appeared in a series one below the other. Subsequently, a user had to scroll up and down to have a crack at the images. However, in order to evade excess of chat space and scroll and to make things more organized, the messaging platform will automatically group multiple images into a photo album that a user will send or receive.
In addition to all the aforementioned features, a new feature has also been added to empower quick replies in chats. A user can now swipe right on a particular text in iOS chats for swift reply. The feature is enabled to simplify replies particularly in group chats where a user in involved with multiple users. Through this new feature, a user will now be able reply to a specific message in a group chat.
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Features available for iOS for now
WhatsApp has rolled out all these new features for the iOS version as of now. There is no official word as when Android users will also be able to avail these features. If you are an iOS user, you can update your WhatsApp as the new version has already been made available.