WhatsApp for iPhone recently received a pretty big update, allowing users to finally share their slow motion videos captured by their iPhone 5s, the ability to add captions to photo (Facebook Messenger just received a similar ability yesterday), and more.
The iPhone 5s comes with a pretty neat camera trick that allows you to take not only slow-mo videos, but it also allows you to easily and quickly select parts to be slowed down, giving a rather professional look to a single video with both normal and slow speeds. Unfortunately, you can’t really share those clips with friends – upload to Facebook or share it via WhatsApp and the entire clip would be in normal speed. With this update, iPhone 5s users can now easily share their creative clips, and even edit them right within WhatsApp itself.
The update also gives iOS users an Android-like feature – a camera button right on the app itself so you can quickly capture something to send. Other notable features include the ability to add captions to pictures and videos, improvements and changes to location sharing, and more.
The full change log is for WhatsApp for iPhone version 2.11.9 is as follows:
- Added ability to archive chats and groups
- Add captions to photos and videos
- Added fast camera access button for capturing and sending photos
- You can now share slow-motion videos (iPhone 5s only)
- You can now trim videos before sharing them
- Share Location: add support for satellite and hybrid map views when sharing a location
- Share Location: drop and drag pin lets you share a precise location
- New media auto-download preferences: Settings > Chat Settings > Media Auto-Download
- New Wallpapers: Settings > Chat Settings > Chat Wallpapers > Wallpaper Library
- New Notification tones: Settings > Notifications
- You can now attach screenshots when reporting problems
The update is available on the App Store right now.