If you woke up this morning with an WhatsApp update alert on your phone, rest assured that it will leave you excited. As promised by Mr. Zuckerberg, WhatsApp is paving the way to become the leading instant messaging means for anyone carrying a smartphone.
More specifically, the list of new features includes among others:
Ability to archive chats and groups. Upon updating, WhatsApp will ask you how often you want to backup your chat history – you can switch it off or select among daily, weekly and monthly backup. In addition, from the chat history, you can swipe to the left, select “More” and archive, email or delete your conversations.
Adding captions to photos and videos. You now have the option to add captions to your videos or photos before you send them. Although this new feature may seem insignificant, our thought is that it optimises user experience.
Fast camera access button. This small button may already exist in other, similar apps, it became a fixture for Whatsapp just now.
Slow Motion video sharing. If you have an iPhone 5S, then you can share slow motion videos with your peers. For all other users, trimming your videos before sending them through is available.
Share Location Improvements. WhatsApp added support for hybrid maps and drag and drop for best precision when sharing your location.
Attach screenshot when reporting a problem. WhatsApp makes sure your feedback gets heard by its technical team.
You can see the list with all the updates in the following picture.
Are there any other features that you would like to see in the new WhatsApp?
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