WhatsApp rolls out new update for iPhone users: chat transfer, silence unknown callers and 3 other changes
WhatsApp is bringing new updates for iPhone users. The Meta-owned platform has added new features including chat transfer, silence unknown callers and more.
- The new updates aim to enhance user experience and security.
- WhatsApp may take some time to roll out these new update to all iPhone users.
- WhatsApp is also bringing new update for Android users.
WhatsApp has released a new update for iPhone users, enhancing the looks and security on the platform. The company has added the highly anticipated ‘Transfer chats’ feature, along with ‘silence unknown callers’ and more. All these new features are being rolled out to everyone. However, since the platform rolls out new updates gradually, it will take some time for the update to reach all WhatsApp iPhone users.”
WhatsApp is releasing app version 23.14.79 on iOS. The new update includes significant changes to enhance user experience and security. Here is the list of all the updates available in the latest WhatsApp for iOS update.
WhatsApp now allows iOS users to natively transfer the chat history, including messages, media, and settings, from an old iPhone to a new iPhone. The new update now eliminates the dependence of users on iCloud or local backup to transfer the WhatsApp chat history. This feature is available for all users of WhatsApp on iOS 15 and later.
Redesigned sticker tray
WhatsApp has also redesigned the sticker tray with a new layout that makes it easier for users to find and send stickers. Users can now also search for stickers by keyword by typing about the same.
WhatsApp has also added a larger set of new Avatar stickers, including new expressions and poses. Users can create their own Avatar sticker by tapping on the “+” button in the sticker tray. WhatsApp also allows users to create their customised Avatar by clicking a selfie and turning that selfie into a sticker.
Video calls in landscape mode
WhatsApp now also allows users to use WhatsApp video calls in landscape mode. This feature will be helpful for users who are on a video call with family and want to talk to multiple people at once in a single frame.
Silence unknown callers
WhatsApp iOS users can now also silence unknown callers to avoid unwanted calls. This feature is particularly helpful for ignoring scam calls, especially when online scam cases are rising in India. To silence unknown callers on WhatsApp, users can go to Settings > Privacy > Calls and turn on “Silence Unknown Callers.”
Notably, all these new features for iPhone users are available with the latest WhatsApp update for iOS. To get the new update, open the App Store, go to WhatsApp, and tap on the “Updates” tab. If the update is available, you will see it listed there. Tap on “Update” to install the latest version of WhatsApp.