The latest update to WhatsApp Messenger rolled out on iOS on Sunday and adds a couple of distinguishing new features, one of which is the ability to share files of any type within chats. The new update version 2.17.40 brings features like pinned chats, support for all file types, and the ability to delete multiple photos in one go.
We can send images, videos and GIFs to friends via WhatsApp. Users of Android and iOS can now be able to send files to your friends (including MP3s and PDFs) up to 100 MB.
It might make things easier for people who want to use WhatsApp at work, to send files they would’ve previously had to send via email.
You’ll also be able to select photos and videos to send via WhatsApp straight from the camera screen.
With the other new feature, WhatsApp users can pin up to three contacts on top of the rest of the conversations. To pin a chat on iOS, make sure you have the latest WhatsApp update from the App Store, swipe right and the Pin option now shows up next to the Unread option of a chat. Click on Pin, and the chat will be shifted to the top where it will remain till you Unpin it in the future. The maximum limit to pin chats, as mentioned, is up to three, so choose wisely which chat you would prefer to stay on top. After the ceiling limit, the app shows a notification that ‘You can only pin up to 3 chats’ if you try to pin another chat.
Interestingly, this update also has a hidden feature that might be the most interesting one of them all. WhatsApp is apparently testing the ability to play YouTube videos in line, which means you will not need to leave the messaging app to view the latest trending videos.
Finally, a new Recall feature is expected to be enabled in 2.17.40+ that allows users to delete texts, images, videos, GIFs, documents, quoted messages, and even Status replies after they have been sent, as long as the Recall feature is used within a five-minute window.