Instant messaging app WhatsApp has news for its iOS users. It is launching an exciting update that introduces important features and improves existing ones.
- WhatsApp got updated to version number 23.1.75 which is available for free on the App Store and users with automatic updates may already have it
- Users have access to new features including upgraded search options
- Conversations can be filtered by date so users don’t have to scroll to access their old chats anymore
- Another addition is the ability to drag & drop images, videos and other documents from external apps
After installing the updated version of WhatsApp, users can quickly and easily find past conversations by date. Users will enjoy a smooth interface as they can select the date that they want to insert and access the conversations associated with it.
Users will not have to scroll through lengthy chats to find a conversation that happened recently. Meanwhile, WhatsApp will now allow users to drag & drop images, videos, and other documents from other apps.
For instance, a user can drag media from the Photos app or a link from a web browser. The dragged item can be dropped on WhatsApp and can be forwarded to other contacts.
In addition, WhatsApp now allows a user to hide their online status above the chat box. The feature is available to all Android and iOS users allowing them to keep their online presence private on the app.
It could be activated for any contact and can be disabled or enabled at any moment in time.
How to use WhatsApp’s new Search by Date feature?
WhatsApp will let users filter messages by date which will grant them more control over their chat history and old messages. Here’s how to use this feature!
Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your device and open a chat to search for old messages
Step 2: Open their contact info by clicking on the name of the contact
Step 3: Alongside the audio, video, and pay options, a new “search” option will be available. Once you click on it, WhatsApp will redirect to the original chat.
Step 4: There is an icon above the keyboard that allows the user to search for the date, month, and year to access the desired messages.
How to use Drag & Drop images to share
Here’s how to use drag & drop images to share!
Step 1: Select the media or document you want to share from photos, web browser or files
Step 2: Press and hold the image/video/document you chose and swipe your finger on the screen
Step 3: While you hold the picture with one finger, close the photos app/web browser/files and open WhatsApp
Step 4: Open the chat to share and drop the item into the chat box.
How to hide online status
A user can hide their WhatsApp online status in these few easy steps!
Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your device and go to Settings
Step 2: Open privacy settings and select “last seen and online.” There is a new section called “who can see when I’m online” below “who can see my last seen.”
WhatsApp releases exciting new updates!
WhatsApp now allows users to create a new chat with themselves. Users can leave messages or notes to themselves as a way of dropping reminders.
For that, there’s an option called “Message Yourself.” You can install the updated version to enjoy such benefits. For Android users, some of these features are accessible so they can update the app on the Google Play Store.
The app has released or is yet to launch several new features intended to create a rewarding experience for its users.
Can you hide last seen and online from certain contacts?
Yes, a user can hide their last seen and online from a few contacts by selecting the option “My contacts except…” from the “Who can see my last seen” section on Settings < Privacy < Last Seen & Online.”
Can you hide your online status but keep your last seen visible?
No, the online status can be set to “everyone” or “same as last seen.”