WhatsApp Update Brings Video Recording Zoom and Bigger Emojis

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whatsappWhatsApp developers pushed out a new update for the hugely popular messenger platform today that includes a couple of new video and chat features for iOS users.

The main change for users who record video through the app is that they now have the ability to zoom in and out while recording, simply by sliding a finger up and down the screen.

On the interface front, WhatsApp developers have added an Edit option to the chat thread tab to make it easier to archive, delete or mark as read multiple chats in one go.

Elsewhere, individual chat threads are faster to load and can now be scrolled through continuously, rather than users being confronted by requests to 'scroll again' in order to access earlier parts of the same thread.

In addition, singular emojis now show up bigger when sent within a thread (only the heart emoji showed bigger previously).

A new WhatsApp Web/Desktop section has also been added to the Settings screen for users to adjust account login options relating to the new desktop app directly on their iOS device.

WhatsApp Messenger is a free download for iPhone available on the App Store. [Direct Link]

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53 months ago
BIGGER EMOJIS! The excitement never ends!
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53 months ago
Nice update, but I wish everybody used iMessage :(
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53 months ago
still waiting for animated gif support!
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53 months ago
I hope it also fixes the problems which make Whatsapp eat my battery like there is no tomorrow!
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53 months ago

Why doesn't WhatsApp install on my iPod Touch 6? It says my device isn't compatible.


Isn't the whole point of messaging apps that they don't need cellular data/text plans and can use any IP connection? Even stupid Google Voice works on just about anything, even an old Amiga from the 1980's with an old browser.

Your whatsapp account has to be to a phone number. That's why it won't work on the iPod touch.
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53 months ago

Your whatsapp account has to be to a phone number. That's why it won't work on the iPod touch.

Isn't that silly?

What's the point then?

Why exclude so many people and devices?
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