WhatsApp Messenger for iPhone gets new built-in photo filters, photo album feature and a quick reply shortcut.
Filters for Media Attachments
The most popular messenger was updated with the new Filters features for media attachments such as images, videos — either clicked directly from the camera or from the gallery — and GIFs.
Now users will be able to add filters to these media files directly from within the app, simply by clicking or picking the media file and swiping to apply a suitable filter from out of these five options — pop, black and white, cool, chrome, and film.
Certainly, more filters will be added in future updates to the app.
Now on, whenever a contact sends five or more images or videos simultaneously in a chat, they’ll be grouped together like an album, with four of the images featuring in a tile thumbnail — instead of the stream of images lining up one after the other.
Tapping on the album will open up a full-screen gallery of all the images or videos in that album
Quick Reply Shortcut
Another update for the iOS WhatsApp Messenger makes replying to messages even more convenient.
Users simply need to swipe right on any contact from the ‘Chats’ thread on the app and start typing the reply — both for individual and group messages.
The features have currently only been released on iOS and there has been no official word on the Android launch date for these features.