New WhatsApp update for iPhone adds a way to archive chats and more

A new version of the WhatsApp Messenger app for the iPhone has been released, adding a way for users to achieve chats for the first time, among a number of new features, changes and improvements.

Here's the full change log for the new 2.11.9 version of the app:

  • Added ability to archive chats and groups
  • Add captions to photos and videos
  • Added fast camera access button for capturing and sending photos
  • You can now share slow-motion videos (iPhone 5s only)
  • You can now trim videos before sharing them
  • Share Location: add support for satellite and hybrid map views when sharing a location
  • Share Location: drop and drag pin lets you share a precise location
  • New media auto-download preferences: Settings > Chat Settings > Media Auto-Download
  • New Wallpapers: Settings > Chat Settings > Chat Wallpapers > Wallpaper Library
  • New Notification tones: Settings > Notifications
  • You can now attach screenshots when reporting problems

Keep in mind that while the app is free to download and use for the first year, it will cost 99 cents per year afterwards. What do you think of this new update to WhatsAp?

John Callaham

I have been writing professionally about technology and gaming news for 14 years.