Audio playback, Bubble menu – Four new features of WhatsApp

WhatsApp has updated its iOS app with new feautures.

They include support for the newly-launched iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs, and iPhone Xs Max, continued playback for audio messages, new interface for bubble menu, and more options for Status reply.

The WhatsApp for iOS v2.18.100 supports the large display on the iPhone Xs Max, in addition to more stability on the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xr.

The previous version of WhatsApp had UI compatibility issues with the big display on iPhone Xs Max.

The new WhatsApp for iOS  plays the audio message continuously if the sender has sent them back-to-back.

It means there will be no need to tap on each voice message when they have been sent consecutively.

has been redesigned – the bubble menu pops up on a long tap and shows options such as Delete, Reply, Forward, Star, Copy, Delete, and more.

While WhatsApp calls it a redesign, enabling the app to perform message actions faster.

The third feature is the addition of more reply options for Status.

Earlier, you could only reply to a Status with text message, image, GIF image, and video but the update adds more options to the list. A WhatsApp Status can be replied to using voice messages, locations, documents, and even vCards (contact sharing).

This feature is available on WhatsApp for Android app as well.

 According to WABetaInfo, the WhatsApp version 2.18.100 comes with support for video previews in the notification panel.
This feature will be active in “future”.
Currently, the WhatsApp notification shows image, GIF previews, besides the regular text messages.

WhatsApp has been working on at least three features – Vacation Mode, Silent Mode, and Linked Accounts.