Good news! One Tuesday, WhatsApp rolled out a new iOS update and it's a real game-changer.
For the first time, iPhone users can queue up messages even when there's no internet connection. The app will then automatically post out the queued messages as soon as a connection has been re-established.
Yep, those days of waiting around for web access before hitting the send button are finally over. Even better, you can now prep your side of the conversation while sitting on the train or tube, so it should be a time-saver too.
According to Business Insider, the function has been available for Android users for more than a year, but there's more to WhatsApp's 2.17.1 update than offline messaging.Storage management and file-sharing improvements have also been added, which means it's now possible to send up to 30 photos or videos at once. Another new feature allows you to clear things like videos or images from specific chats to free up space. Anything that helps us to retrieve some of our phone storage is a welcome change in our books.
And add all this good stuff to the news that Whatsapp is reportedly working on the creation of an 'unsend' button. Something we'd like to think is designed entirely to minimise the damage of your reckless drunk texting.
As METRO reports, reliable Whatsapp news account WABetaInfo tweeted a video which purports to show a hidden feature of a new beta version (not widely available to the public) of the instant messaging app where users can opt to 'revoke message' - i.e. recall it before the other person has read it.
Life is good!
Originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.co.uk