WhatsApp yesterday introduced a new update for iOS users which brings in some much-needed and welcomed additions to its ecosystem on iOS. The most important of them all is the ability to queue to messages offline. In other words, the ability to write and send messages when offline or when in poor connectivity which was missing for quite some time now, has finally added to iOS. Interestingly, this feature has been there on Android for a long time now. The update brings in the WhatsApp version 2.17.1 and weighs at 91.2 MB. Also, the new update is only for devices running iOS 7 or higher.
The latest update also extends the media sharing limit from 10 to 30. The update which was recently added toWhatsApp beta on Android has finally made its way to iOS platform. Another effective feature which has been added with this new update is the improved ‘WhatsApp Storage Usage’ menu. Apart from getting all the information about which chat (group or individual) is taking up most of the space, the new menu now lets you delete the content right from the Storage Screen itself. Contrary to this, earlier, one could only have a look at the numbers and if one had to delete the content, he/she would then head to certain chat windows and delete content individually from there.
While the media sharing limit extension is new for iOS, the Facebook-owned messaging platform recently introduced the built-in GIF library for Android. Moreover, the latest beta (v2.17.13) update on Android also made WhatsApp fully optimised for Android 7.0 Nougat. One can now see all the messages from individual chats right from the notification panel and reply from there as itself.