WhatsApp for iOS Gets Loads of New Features (But No Voice Calling Yet)

By Pranav Dixit on at

WhatsApp updates are so few and far between that we should probably open a bottle of wine every time we get them. The Facebook-owned instant messenger just got another update, and if you have an iPhone, you're in for a treat.

WhatsApp on iOS now has the ability to share the slo-mo videos that you can shoot from the iPhone 5S. You can also trim clips down right in the app, which is handy. There's also support to add Snapchat-like captions to pictures and archive chats and groups. And oh, this is the first version of WhatsApp that actually works on the iOS 8 beta without crashing every 10 seconds.

Now bring on that voice calling already!

Here's the complete change log:

- Added ability to archive chats and groups

- Add captions to photos and videos

- Added fast camera access button for capturing and sending photos

- You can now share slow-motion videos (iPhone 5s only)

- You can now trim videos before sharing them

- Share Location: add support for satellite and hybrid map views when sharing a location

- Share Location: drop and drag pin lets you share a precise location

- New media auto-download preferences: Settings > Chat Settings > Media Auto-Download

- New Wallpapers: Settings > Chat Settings > Chat Wallpapers > Wallpaper Library

- New Notification tones: Settings > Notifications

- You can now attach screenshots when reporting problems

[9to5Mac]