WhatsApp announces new features for iPhone users

Now you can add one of the five new filters to your imagery, with pop, black and white, cool, chrome and film ready to add more pizazz to your photos, GIFs and videos.

Its iOS app has received an update that brings three new features with it. With the arrival of Apple's iOS 11, WhatsApp has also revealed some new features for iPhone users. Users can just swipe right on any message and start typing their response.

The Filters feature allows users to add Instagram-like filters to the images on WhatsApp. Users can now edit a photo, video or GIF post-capture with a filter.

To save you from such embarrassments, WhatsApp is going to launch a feature that will let you recall misdirected messages within a five-minute window. This is a nifty little add-on to the chat option and makes replying to a text pretty easy.

Admittedly, most of the recently added photo-centric features on WhatsApp means that Facebook wants to establish another image for the instant messenger. The company is expected to introduce new filters in the future. First off, when you share four or more photos or videos they will be automatically grouped together in an album. If you have WhatsApp on your iOS device, you likely have already seen the automatic update hit, but if not it should be happening within the next day or two.

We do not know when Android will be getting an update to WhatsApp, although it is likely going to be within the next few weeks. 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.

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