iPhone WhatsApp Update Catches Up with Android

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by ashindnile, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. ashindnile macrumors 6502

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    The new update to WhatsApp brings more features than advertised in the changelog. Finally, it catches up with its Android counterpart- functionality wise.
    I've personally preferred the iOS version of WhatsApp in terms of design and layout. But almost every iOS app 'looks' better than on Android(in my eye).
    iOS>Holo>Material Design

    But functionality wise, many android apps seem to have an edge; WhatsApp being one of them.
    The new update features improvements to gallery view(Looks similar to Apple Photos), Ability to share Photos/Videos from Document Picker, new chat backgrounds, and video playback zoom.

    Here are two features that make it a great update, that they've left out in the changelog:
    1. Message previews now contain status ticks(Sent/Delivered/Read)-
    No more having to jump into every thread then back. This has been on Android from the beginning. But hey I ain't complaining :D :D
    2. Not only can you share Pictures/Video from other apps, you can now FINALLY share audio directly(non iTunes, obviously).
    Have a new song you've been working on? Want your friends to be able to hear it? Hit Share, and WhatsApp will be an option. Why should Android have all the fun? ;)

    I wrote this thread because the blogs didn't seem to have observed beyond the changelog, but I could be wrong. ;)
    Good day!
     
  2. Bladery macrumors 6502

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    They're getting better but what really annoys me is that you can't search individual chats but only every conversation!
    This is annoying
     
  3. ashindnile thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, while you can't filter searches, you can now search in spotlight! I don't know if this was integrated before.
    Also, now in the chat files view, there's an option to view all links.
     
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