WhatsApp joins the ranks of 3D Touch-enabled apps for iOS

WhatsApp joins the ranks of 3D Touch-enabled apps for iOS
With 3D Touch, iOS effectively unlocked a new dimension in which users can interact with the UI of their iPhone 6s and 6s Plus devices. 

As you're probably aware, 3D Touch allows you to quickly access a handful of vital app shortcuts or other crucial UI elements by exerting force onto the display. 

Well, apart from the majority of stock iOS apps, a large amount of third-party ones have already scored support for the agile feature (actually, here is a list of the 10 more popular ones). 

The latest addition to this list is one of the more popular messaging services around - WhatsApp. 

The messenger app now allows you to hard-press its icon and access two of its most often used features - Search for a contact and start a new chat.

We did not notice any other additions to the app's interface. There doesn't seem to be a quick reply feature of sorts added to the heads-up notifications, either.

In related news, all users of jailbroken iOS 9 devices can now employ a somewhat similar functionality on their devices thanks to a Cydia mod, logically dubbed "Forcy". You can read more about it here.

source: Reddit


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11 Comments

1. donrox

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

that's it?

7. discharge unregistered

Yep that's it, what was the hype on this phone??? All I had to do is go to Best Buy when I was getting some ink for my printer and looked at the 6s I saw nothing ZERO about it!!! Since 2007 same old sh.t!! That's why I like android more to do with

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I thought it was more about middle fingers and colours!

3. durrav

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Why didn't they add the possibility to add shortcuts to specific chat threads? That's way more useful that new chat and search. I have a shortcut in Android when I swipe the Whatsapp icon to always open the chat with my wife. It's extremely useful.

4. Mitsjke

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 28, 2015

No Quick Reply (like BRB, No, Yes, in a meeting, blabla) option?

5. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Apple did and the others follow.....as usual.

6. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

The amount of features is too damn low - come on What's App.

8. boucha26

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 01, 2015

dear android user, when you going to comment just think one minute, this feature wil come your android device very sooon....

11. discharge unregistered

Android does and had everything Apple has, Apple Copys android

9. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

I like how developers quickly support new technology of apple but come on that is pathetic the should have added more options like specific chats i can go to quickly For me whatsapp for android is better and more useful like putting the chat in a widget so i can see what my friends are talking about without entering the app now that is the beauty of android

10. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Don't know if I will get whatsApp on next phone. But I will have imessage. That's is the beauty of ios.

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