WhatsApp brings offline messages queue feature on iOS, redesigns storage usage screen

WhatsApp brings offline messages queue feature on iOS, redesigns storage usage screen
iOS users rejoice, as WhatsApp has just released another update that adds a couple of interesting new features. The update isn't available on any other platform, so if you don't own an iOS device don't look for any updates on your end.

The main improvement included in the update is the addition of a new feature that allows users to tap send on messages even when they don't have a connection.

For example, if you want to send a message when you're offline, you can write it tap send. Obviously, the message will remain on your phone until you're in range of a Wi-Fi or mobile network.

Aside from the new offline message queue, WhatsApp also announced it has decided to redesign the storage usage screen, so users will now be able to manager their phone's storage space by clearing certain messages types, including videos, from specific chats. In order to do that, simply head to Settings / Data and Storage Usage / Storage Usage.

Lastly, with the latest version of WhatsApp, iOS users will be able to send up to 30 photo or videos at once. Make sure to check for the update in the App Store if you want to take advantage of the new features.

source: App Store



1. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Doesn't the queue function already exist on Android? I often reply messages when my phone is in airplane mode or when I'm in the subway and the message gets sent the next time I have a data connection.

8. 0kax0el0

Posts: 238; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

Yes, on Android it's been there for ages, for iOS... it's brand new!

2. bvalde09

Posts: 191; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Yes but iphone users didnt have that option

3. hungpakto

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

I don't know iphone didn't have this basic function, iphone is really outdated

4. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I agree, it's fking annoying when I get disconnected, I can't send a message at all. Now that pain is gone

5. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

This is not a function of the iPhone. It's a function of the Watsapp application. If you don't know the difference between an App and an OS, Please just update yourself before even replying.

6. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

His point being is that Android's version of WhatsApp has this function for a very long time while iOS version implemented it just now, iOS being the hard headed OS is definitely an understatement.

7. mrochester

Posts: 997; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

So it's whatsapp that's outdated, not the iphone? Which is precisely what his post doesn't say.

9. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

Don't we already have that? When i'm offline i can type a msg and send it ,a little clock comes on and msg is sent as soon as i get internet access. Unless i didn't understand the article it's mentioning something that already exist or Iphones didn't have it.

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