WhatsApp is right now taking a toll on internet. It has again issued its latest update for the iOS users thus roping in features such as support, for the recently launched iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs, and iPhone Xs Max, continued playback for audio messages, new interface for bubble menu, and more options for Status reply. This WhatsApp for iOS v2.18.100 supports the large display on the iPhone Xs Max, in addition to more stability on the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xr.
This was particularly needed because the previous version of WhatsApp had UI compatibility issues with the big display on iPhone Xs Max.
This new WhatsApp for iOS also has a new feature that plays the audio message continuously if the sender has sent them back-to-back. This in turn would eliminate the need to tap on each voice message when they have been sent consecutively. Apart from this, the WhatsApp bubble action menu has been redesigned. The bubble menu pops up on a long tap which showcases options such as Delete, Reply, Forward, Star, Copy, Delete, and more. While WhatsApp calls it a redesign, it’s more of an attempt to make performing message actions faster.
The third feature that’s a part of the WhatsApp’s new update is the addition of more reply options for Status. Previously, users could only reply to a Status with text message, image, GIF image, and video but the update adds more options to the list. A WhatsApp Status can be replied to using voice messages, locations, documents, and even vCards (contact sharing). This feature is available on WhatsApp for Android app as well.
Lastly, there’s also another feature that has been added by the Facebook-owned company to WhatsApp in this update but right now this isn’t active as of now.
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp version 2.18.100 comes with support for video previews in the notification panel. However, the report adds that this feature would be active in “future”. Currently, the WhatsApp notification shows image, GIF previews, besides the regular text messages.
The report further mentions that WhatsApp has added the Dark Mode in alpha stage, so this would take some time to start appearing in the beta version before finally debuting on the stable channel. To recall, WhatsApp was recently reported to be working on at least three features, Vacation Mode, Silent Mode, and Linked Accounts.