Facebook-owned, WhatsApp has added a host of new features with the latest update for the iOS users. The latest update includes adding photo filters, creating albums and the ability to send quick replies.
Start with the photo filter, users can add filters to the photos, videos and GIFs right with the WhatsApp camera. One can simply capture an image or select media present in his/her phone and swipe up swipe up to pick a filter. There are five options to choose from including pop, black and white, cool, chrome, and film.
If you send or receive multiple photos or video in a chat, they will be automatically be grouped together as an album, creating a tile display within your messages. When a user taps on the album, he/she can see the collection of photos and videos in full screen. Lastly, one can now simply swipe right on any message to directly respond to it. This feature will be useful for group chats.
Previously, WhatsApp added encryption for messages that are backed up on Apple’s iCloud, in an attempt to safeguard users’ chat logs from being accessed from the cloud storage in a readable form.
WhatsApp has added encryption before backing up files to the cloud. “When a user backs up their chats through WhatsApp to iCloud, the backup files are sent encrypted,” a WhatsApp spokesperson told Forbes, confirming the change. However, little is known whether the company has added this feature for Android users or not.