WhatsApp update adds automatic albums and photo filters on iOS


Firstly, WhatsApp has introduced five new filters - pop, black and white, cool, chrome and film - which can be applied to a photo, video or gif before it is sent.

Beyond that, we also see that you can quick reply to messages, which is something people have been waiting for in WhatsApp. Lastly, you can now swipe right on an individual message in a thread to directly respond to it, which could be useful for group chats. The v2.17.30 update for iPhone is now available on the App Store. If you are in a group chat situation, this new quick reply option will come in very handy. Just capture or select media that's already on your phone and swipe up to pick a filter. The company only added a few stickers to play around with photos, despite Instagram adding photo filters a month back. Users will be able to add these filters after uploading the photos on WhatsApp. This feature will help make chat windows across the globe much cleaner, with multiple photos appearing one below the other becoming a thing of the past.

According to WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests new WhatsApp features early, the mobile messaging platform has moved closer towards introducing a "Recall" feature. Another interesting new tweak is aimed at those who receive many photos via WhatsApp.

These things are all live right now in the latest version of WhatsApp for iOS.

Finally, WhatsApp has added the "Album" feature, that quickly clubs more than four photos into an album. Although WhatsApp hasn't been clear on the matter, an update may be released for the Android app, but an ETA wasn't provided yet.