WhatsApp announces new features for iPhone users

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp today announced the launch of three new features for iOS users.

Filters - Users can now add one of five filters to their photos, videos, and GIFs from within WhatsApp so they can jazz up their imagery, or correct for poor lighting. This feature would come handy for group chats where the chat moves quickly and many questions get ignored. Subsequently, a user had to scroll up and down to have a crack at the images. Tapping on the album will display all items. The album, filters and the quick reply features are basic yet something that would go a long way in improving the UX. We assume WhatsApp may add more in the future. WhatsApp users can just take a video or photo or select media already on a device and swipe up to pick from the pop, black and white, cool, film or chrome filter choices.

The new update for WhatsApp on iOS has been released ahead of a major new feature which is expected to be rolled out to all users imminently. Starting now you can simply right swipe on an individual message and you can directly reply to the same.

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WhatsApp's gotten revamped in a big way, with the popular messaging app upping the stakes when it comes to visuals.

Now, when you receive multiple photos from the same sender in a row, they will be grouped together as an album. With 1.2 billion monthly active users, WhatsApp is available in more than 50 different languages around the world and in 10 Indian languages.

In a statement given to TechCrunch, WhatsApp said that it would be rolling out the new features to Android. Android users, stay tuned - an update should arrive shortly.

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