WhatsApp brings album, filters and reply shortcut in the latest iOS update

Users can now add one of the five new filters to their imagery, with pop, black and white, cool, chrome and film as the new options to jazz up photos, GIFs and videos.

WhatsApp has picked up a new feature via an update for the iOS. Your friends can open the albums and swipe through the single posts, too. The popular messaging platform has announced new features for iOS users around the world, including albums and filters.

Along with WhatsApp's Snapchat Stories clone Status, these updates shift the chat app's focus more towards imagery. It has been rumoured since a very long time that the chat app will add a revoke button which will allow users to recall the misdirected messages.

WhatsApp is amping up its photo sharing and messaging abilities for iPhone users. Once you select the video or photo a simple swipe will showcase the filters for you to choose from.

WhatsApp has added encryption before backing up files to the cloud. The company is expected to introduce new filters in the future.

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To kick things off, users will now automatically get an album view when they send or receive five or more photos or videos.

If you are in an area with good internet coverage, sending a text, image, GIF or even a video will take not more than a few seconds.

In a statement given to TechCrunch, WhatsApp said that it would be rolling out the new features to Android. We also do not have any information right now on Android.

These things are all live right now in the latest version of WhatsApp for iOS.

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