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 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!