For iPhone users, whatsApp has released two major features. iOS users will be able to see larger media previews and have more control over the disappearing messages feature in groups with the latest update. The features were first seen in the WhatsApp beta version a few days ago, but they have now been made available to all iOS users. Android users may get the features soon, but there is no update on the subject right now.
WhatsApp has made it easier for iOS users to view larger media with the 2.21.71 update. That is, you will no longer have to click on a picture or a video to see the entire image or video. The image or video you receive or share on the messaging app will not be encased in a small square box; instead, you will be able to see it in its full size. For the time being, this feature is only available to iOS users.
Another new feature for iOS users is the ability to customize the settings for disappearing messages in groups. Previously, only the group admin had the ability to change the settings of disappearing messages, such as whether they should be turned off or not, but now any member of the group can do so. There is, however, a catch.
The group admin retains control over whether or not the participants are allowed to change the group’s settings. Only the group admins have access to the settings for disappearing messages, which can be changed by the group admin. Admins can change the settings by editing the “Edit Group Info” section. You won’t be able to change the group’s settings until the group admin gives you permission. WhatsApp has given users both options, but the group admin is still the one who makes the decision.
Last year, WhatsApp introduced the disappearing messages feature. The messages remain in the chatbox for a specific period of time and then disappear after seven days for the unversed. To use the feature, however, you must first turn on the settings.