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New features are being introduced for Apple iPhone users on WhatsApp, enhancing the experience of group chats and messaging

WhatsApp has recently rolled out a new update, version 23.25.79, for iOS users, introducing several features aimed at enhancing the overall user experience. These new features include the ability to pin messages, a connection health feature for video calls, and a “view once” option for voice messages. As is common with WhatsApp updates, these features are initially available for iOS users, and a similar update is expected to follow for Android users in the near future.

One of the notable features introduced with this update is the option to pin messages in both individual and group chats. This functionality allows users to keep specific messages prominently displayed in their chats or groups for a specified duration. Users can choose from three different time frames for pinning messages: 24 hours, 7 days, or 30 days. Additionally, users have the flexibility to dismiss a pinned message at any time, even before the selected duration expires.

The update also brings a useful feature for video calls, allowing users to check the connection health during an ongoing video call. By long-pressing their tile in the video call, users can access real-time feedback on the quality of their connection. This feature helps users identify potential issues with their network connection and take necessary actions to improve call quality.



New WhatsApp features for Apple iPhone users: A look at the changes in group  chats and messaging experience
New WhatsApp features for Apple iPhone users: A look at the changes in group chats and messaging experience

WhatsApp has further enhanced privacy for voice messages with the introduction of the “view once” option. Users can now send voice messages that recipients can only open once. This setting prevents the recipient from sharing, forwarding, copying, saving, or recording the voice message. This added layer of privacy ensures that the content shared through voice messages remains exclusive to the recipient for a single viewing.

As of now, the update has been rolled out to Apple iPhone users in India, and users are encouraged to update their WhatsApp application to the latest version through the App Store. If users haven’t received the update yet, it is expected to be gradually distributed over the coming weeks, as indicated in the official changelog.

WhatsApp continues to refine its features and introduce new functionalities to enhance user engagement and privacy. The introduction of pinning messages, real-time connection health feedback for video calls, and the “view once” option for voice messages aligns with WhatsApp’s commitment to providing a secure and feature-rich messaging experience for its users. Keep an eye on future updates for Android users, as WhatsApp typically aims to maintain feature parity across different platforms. Regularly updating the WhatsApp application ensures users have access to the latest features, improvements, and security patches.

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