The latest update to the iOS version of WhatsApp includes the ability to apply filters to the photos you’ve taken with WhatsApp. You can apply these filters to photos, videos and GIFs, which should make them a bit more jazzier before you share them with friends. At launch, there will be only five available settings – dubbed Pop, B&W, Cool, Chrome, and Film. However it’s easy to imagine WhatsApp bringing more filters in the near future.
Speaking of photos, WhatsApp is now capable of grouping images or videos into albums whenever multiple files are sent from the same contact. This should avoid the stream of photos that currently flood the chat whenever someone fires over a handful in row. Finally, you can now reply to a message in a thread by swiping from left-to-right.
This should save quite a bit of time – especially when compared to the previous method, which required users to press-and-hold on a message to load the menu and clicking Reply.
The new features are available on iOS now. WhatsApp has yet to reveal an Android release date for the same.
Unfortunately, the long-rumoured ability to revoke sent messages has yet to make an appearance on WhatsApp. According to sources with reliable knowledge of the company’s plans, the feature is ready to be enabled. The hotly-tipped Recall feature will reportedly allow users to recall all messages that have been sent within the last five minutes. This includes text messages as well as those that include images, videos and GIFs.
The new features are available on iOS now; no Android launch date has been given, but it’s probable that they’ll introduce it in the near future.