WhatsApp update adds color filters, new reply shortcut, more


WhatsApp quietly updated the iOS version of its messaging app. The new iteration includes a couple of new features that won't be available to Android users for a while. Although WhatsApp hasn't been clear on the matter, an update may be released for the Android app, but an ETA wasn't provided yet.

In any case, here is what you can expect to get after updating WhatsApp for iOS to the latest version. First off, you will now be able to use one of the five new color filters to your media. In order to use these filters, simply capture or choose a photo, video, or GIF, and swipe to pick a filter.

Another interesting new tweak is aimed at those who receive many photos via WhatsApp. Apparently, the newest version of the app groups together all photos received in a row from the same sender.

Lastly, there's a new reply shortcut that will help you respond to messages much faster. You'll find the new shortcut by swiping left in any message.

All the new features mentioned above are included in WhatsApp 2.17.30, which has already been published in the App Store.

source: App Store

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