WhatsApp has introduced some major WhatsApp features for iPhone users only including other iOS devices. iPhone users received biometric authentication on WhatsApp and as well as on Whatsapp business app. These features are available on Whatsapp beta and on stable version as well.
Whatsapp beta version was introduced last November, users can join WhatsApp beta by downloading the TestFlight app from the Apple App Store. There are more WhatsApp features for iPhone available in beta version only, below is the list to those feature.
Whatsapp Features for iPhone iOS
Face ID, Touch ID Authentication
This is the first official feature to unlock WhatsApp with Face ID and Touch ID. Whatsapp doesn’t offer any built-in security option to lock/unlock the app, therefore, third-party apps were used to lock/unlock the WhatsApp. This biometric authentication feature was introduced on iOS last month. After the feature was launched, a bug was found which let anyone unlock the app even if the Face ID or Touch ID feature is enabled. Although WhatsApp rolled out a fix for this.
Group Invitation for iPhone
This is one of the most awaited WhatsApp feature that people want. Whatsapp is working on a group invitation feature which allows users to avoid joining groups. It is available for both Android and iOS on Whatsapp beta where users can set the privacy settings as they want. They can either let anyone, nobody or only contacts to add them into WhatsApp groups. However, an invitation to join will be sent to the users who set the setting to default “nobody” for joining WhatsApp groups.
Advanced Search feature
Advance search, as the name suggests, will improve your search experience within the WhatsApp through filtering the information. This shows options for photos, links, GIFs, videos, documents and audio files to users.
3D Touch shortcut for the status update
This 3D touch feature helps iPhone users with 3D touch support to take a sneak peek into Whatsapp stories. Users can see the preview of other users’ status using 3D touch. Interesting thing is that the preview will not show as seen to others, the preview window comes with mute option too.
Status Ranking WhatsApp Feature
This is the first WhatsApp feature for iPhone rolled out on Whatsapp beta for iOS platform. This feature’s algorithm shows status updates to users according to their interactions. This ranking will be based on the highest number of calls and chats with other contacts on Whatsapp. This status ranking feature is similar to Instagram’s feed.
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