The fresh updates the popular messenger app afford more than just bug fixes. What will change, reveals ULTIMATE TECH NEWS.
- 1 Update (October 14, 2015): WhatsApp for iPhone with 3D touch support
- 2 Original Article: Android version gets Google Drive Backup
- 3 New iOS version with asterisk marker
- 4 New Android version with exclusive features
- 5 Beta: Many new features
- 6 WhatsApp for iOS: Statistics on board
- 7 To see Chat Details
- 8 Statistics not yet available for Android and Windows Phone
Update (October 14, 2015): WhatsApp for iPhone with 3D touch support
“Touch-a, touch-a, touch me” Janet Weiss aka Susan Sarandon singing in the “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” With similar excitement now iPhone users the Quasselstrippen app can look forward to the most recent update. Owners of an iPhone 6S or 6S Plus can now press tender and therefore trigger different functions their Messenger. With a firm pressure on the icon to start a new chat or browse WhatsApp. Reckless “Peek and Pop” (daily and undoing) quickly leads also to pictures, videos, business cards, or sites that have been received through chats with you. In addition to various bug fixes the iOS version brings 2.12.9 also an optimization for languages that “right-to-left” prefer the write direction.
Original Article: Android version gets Google Drive Backup
In the future, WhatsApp the texts, pictures and videos previously stored only in the smartphone can back up drive storage on Android in the personal Google. These can be according to the manufacturer in the Settings choose whether and in what frequency – daily, weekly or monthly – WhatsApp automatically backs up its data. When the new function comes, is still unclear. Google says in accompanying blog post by “in the coming months”, the WhatsApp-makers themselves remain silent so far. Until then, would also have a few doubts to clarify: Many chat fans several gigabytes data come together. If the backup of approximately when the precious space in Google Drive is too short? Runs the backup only via WiFi connection or over (expensive) wireless network? ULTIMATE TECH NEWS stay tuned.
New iOS version with asterisk marker
With the release of version 2.12.7 WhatsApp Messenger donated to a new function. Now it is possible to mark individual messages with an asterisk. Thus, important messages are to be found again more quickly, for example, the message with a specific address or a particular image. To ennoble a Message with an asterisk, press the message history for so long to the respective message until an additional black menu bar appears. After a tip on the star icon, the bar will disappear and the message now bears next to the time a little gray star. This message can then be found quickly: Open the respective chat and tap the top of the name of the chat partner. After a Tipper on Items marked with a star news, the Star News appear.
New Android version with exclusive features
With the release of version 2.12.258 of Messenger exits the recent beta status. For several days such features include custom alert tones for any IM contacts, the change of the vibration alarm or display new messages as pop-up as standard. Whose smartphone via a status LED features that can now change the color for specific contacts. The mute function for annoying chat partner has been installed. The duration of the mute function can be adjusted from eight hours to a year in duration.
Another new feature is the Unread function. Press and hold a chat message, tagged them as unread. The chat partner on the other hand gets displayed Viewed mark. The Middle Finger Emojis that were only available in the beta version so far, are now an integral part of the Smiley catalog. In addition, the “middle finger” and other icons in different skin colors can ship.
Another new feature is now available also from earlier betas known WhatsApp backup function via Google Drive available. In order to save your chat history in the cloud and simply ask him if necessary restore.
Beta: Many new features
In the current beta with version number 2.12.208 now shows plenty of new well for Android users. At the very start the backup feature is striking that secures your messages and media from WhatsApp in adjustable intervals to your Google Drive. In the settings of a chat there is now the “Mute”. Of course: In order for a chat can now disable time-limited, about a pesky chat partner once briefly hide. Finally, you can mark messages as unread, to place them practically for re submission. All this changes, there is not in the official WhatsApp version from the Play Store. If you like, the Beta invites but now as a APK installation file from whatsapp.com down.
WhatsApp for iOS: Statistics on board
In bed, in the train or even walking – WhatsApp messages write is an ongoing task for many. Since it is difficult to estimate how many leave messages and images daily smartphone. With the latest update to WhatsApp for iOS (version 2.12.3) this is now no longer a secret. Despite the App Store announcement, the update brings bug fixes only, is now also a statistics function on board.
To see Chat Details
To use the new feature, you need to download the update. For this purpose call the App Store on your iOS device on, tap Updates, then select next to the WhatsApp icon Update.After downloading, open the program and tap Settings, Account, and memory usage.Now an overview appears with all your chat partners: The number beside the name suggests, the number of messages in the course of time have emerged – the system counts both received as sent messages. After a tipper in the name followed by details such as the number of sent messages, pictures, videos. You also see how much disk space, the conversation with the selected person. Tap in the overall view of size, all chats by the app according to storage requirements.
Statistics not yet available for Android and Windows Phone
When the new feature for owners of Android or Windows smartphone comes, is unclear.However, some users should be familiar to the subject WhatsApp statistic. Apps like WhatsStat show when the user sends the most messages and with whom someone chatting on the common. The Android app works since the end of 2014, however, only on devices with root access: “WhatsApp is forcing me to require superuser privileges from now,” says the developer in Google Play Store.