WhatsApp update for iOS gets larger emojis, faster loading chats

Whatsapp's new update will also let you zoom in and zoom out by sliding you finger up and down while recording a video

By: Tech Desk | Published: July 27, 2016 5:07 pm
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WhatsApp’s latest update for iOS (Version 2.16.7) brings a host of new features to the app. Single emoji will now be displayed more prominently in the chat with a larger size. While directly recording a video on Whatsapp, sliding your finger up and down will now let you zoom in and zoom out. Using the edit option on the top left, users will now be able to select multiple chats for deletion, archiving or to be marked as read. The new update also promises chats to load faster than before.

As mentioned before, the larger display of the emoji will only be presented if you use a single one. Using multiple emoji or using an emoji in a text will show them in the regular size. The faster loading chat makes sure that you can scroll through earlier chats with a person or a group without having to wait for the chat to load.

Even though it isn’t mentioned in the update summary, WhatsApp has added a “WhatsApp Web/Desktop” option (below Starred Messages) in the settings . A WhatsApp user can scan the QR code to access WhatsApp on the computer browser through web.whatsapp.com via this tab.

WhatsApp had recently added a quote message feature to the app that allows users to quote media and messages in order to reply to them. The Facebook-owned company is reportedly also looking to add GIF support to the iOS app. PDFs and Doc files that are shared on WhatsApp are also fully encrypted now.

WhatsApp is looking to add a new font to its iOS and Android app, and the feature has been spotted in Android beta build (version 2.16.179). The company is also reportedly working on a video-calling feature, which was earlier spotted in an Android beta build, but later taken off.

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