WhatsApp for iPhone fetches new features like Automatic Albums, Photo Filters, and a Reply Shortcut

WhatsApp for iPhone fetches new features like Automatic Albums, Photo Filters, and a Reply Shortcut
The Siliconreview
09 June, 2017

The popular messaging giant WhatsApp recently has updated its iPhone app to help customize user’s images, also help organize photos send and receive, and also improve messaging. WhatsApp v2.17.30 for iPhone introduces photo filters, automatic albums, and a new reply shortcut as well.

With this all new addition, WhatsApp has added the capability to add colour filters to the media that one send in chats. Head to WhatsApp, go to the individual or group chat that you want to send the media to, capture or select a photo, video, or GIF, and swipe up. Swiping up will pull out five photo filters that you can choose from. These are Pop, B&W, Cool, Film, and Chrome, but it is expected that WhatsApp will add more in the future.

Previously, when the user used to send numerous photos to a chat, it will end up coming in a series one below the other, making users to scroll a lot. So now, in order to make things more organized, WhatsApp automatically groups multiple photos that is being send or receive into a photo album to keep away from wastage of chat space and scroll.

Last but not the least, also a all new gesture has been added to let quick replies in iOS chats. One can now choose to reply to an individual just by swiping right on a specific text in chats. This kind of reply shortcut will be chiefly helpful in group chats where one can speak to multiple users at once.

"When users send or receive a collection of five or more photos or videos, they will automatically be grouped together as an album, creating a tile display within messages. When users tap on the album, they will see the collection of photos and videos in full screen," the company said in a statement.

Only rolled out for the iOS users, it is still not announced that when Android users will receive it. However, the update has by now arrived in the App Store, and one can download it for free from there.