Facebook-owned WhatsApp has updated its iPhone app. The new update comes with the feature to archive chats and groups. iPhone 5S users can now also share slow motion videos with their friends.
Available as a free download for the iPhone, the new WhatsApp version 2.11.9 now makes it a lot easier to capture and send photos with a new fast camera access button in the interface, has updated its iPhone app adding ability to archive chats and groups, in addition to bringing a slew of new features to the app.
New features in Version 2.11.9 include:
– Add captions to photos and videos
– Added fast camera access button for capturing and sending photos
– Users can now trim videos before sharing them
– Share Location: add support for satellite and hybrid map views when sharing a location
– Share Location: drop and drag pin lets you share a precise location
– New media auto-download preferences: Settings > Chat Settings > Media Auto-Download
– New Wallpapers: Settings > Chat Settings > Chat Wallpapers > Wallpaper Library
– New Notification tones: Settings > Notifications
– Users can now attach screenshots when reporting problems
WhatsApp’s CEO and co-founder Jan Koum had claimed last month that the popular instant messaging service used worldwide crossed 600 million monthly active users. Notably, the company had crossed 500 million active users in April, adding 100 million users in four months.
The WhatsApp for Android update rolled out in beta form brought support for Android Wear devices, such as the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live smartwatches last month.