WhatsApp started its new year update, as they pushed out three amazing features to it iPhone app. WhatsApp for iPhone now has the Ability to reply privately in group, add stickers on images and 3D touch action for status. The triple features is indeed a great and wished one all this while.
The features are new, however, the Reply privately support in WhatsApp groups has been existing on WhatsApp for Android since last month. The update roll-out comes few days after it was released in the beta channel.
WhatsApp for iPhone Triple Added Features
With this, WhatsApp group chat member will now be able to reply privately to a chat in their 1:1 chat. As of before, the app only allowed the Reply Privately support in WhatsApp Groups to those users who were no longer a participant of that group.
In other to use this feature, the users will have to tap and hold a message in a group chat and select More, then select Reply Privately.
Add Stickers in photos and videos
The available of this feature enables WhatsApp users to tap on the smiley icon while editing a photo or a video to add stickers to media. However, it is very easy to use and lets users drag and drop the stickers to the desired spot in the photos and videos.
Previously, the app only supported adding emojis, text, free-handed drawings on the photo and videos and three content stickers (Analog Clock, Digital Clock, and Location).
To add stickers to the photos or videos, tap Camera icon next to text field in a chat, then take a new photo or video or choose an existing photo or video from your Camera Roll. Then, start editing your photo or video and tap on the smiley icon. You will now see the stickers that you can select and add to your media.
3D Touch to preview status
Apart from stickers in media and reply privately features, WhatsApp for iPhone now allows iPhone users to 3D Touch to preview a contact’s status in the Status tab. The preview screen also lets the user Mute a status if they desire.
As for this feature, please kindly note that not all iPhone models support 3D Touch. The 3D Touch is available on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models. iPhone SE and older iPhone models don’t support the 3D Touch. The iPhone XR also doesn’t include 3D Touch, with Apple choosing to go with Haptic Touch instead, and this tech offers similar UI options as regular 3D Touch.
Looking at the changelog, the new features comes in WhatsApp for iPhone version 2.19.10.