Whatsapp Update For iPhone Brings Group Invite and Photo/Video Updating Feature

Whatsapp has grown to become, perhaps the most convenient application to connect to people in today’s world and the application keeps on getting updated time and time again to facilitate people connectivity on a completely different level. After introducing it on Android, WhatsApp has brought along the ability to draw, add text, and emojis on top of photos and videos to the iPhone app as well.


WhatsApp for iPhone version 2.16.12 brings Snapchat-like abilities to scribble, draw, add text, and even emojis to photos and videos. This ability was first seen on the beta Android app, and then later was introduced for all Android users earlier this month. Now, iPhone users can also use these editing tools without ever leaving the app.

Using this feature is very simple. To get started, tap on the camera icon within the app or upload an image through gallery. After this, on the top right, options for doodle will appear wherein you can add emojis from the list of pre-installed emojis of WhatsApp, add text in different colours and doodle on the image. This feature is evidently Snapchat-inspired and it has even integrated the double tap feature to change rear and selfie cameras as in Snapchat. However, on Snapchat, not only can you add emojis but you can add different stickers as well. You can even search for stickers as per your choice and the relevant ones will pop up.

Users will also find a front facing flash when clicking selfies from the WhatsApp’s camera. Please note that this update is only for the WhatsApp’s camera and not the phone’s camera. When clicking photos, a flash-like effect is seen on the screen. Phones that do not have a front facing flash will use display panel for the effect.

The WhatsApp for iPhone update also brings a new feature called ‘Group Invite Link’. This feature allows the admin to send users a unique link to a new user. The user can then just click on the link and they will automatically become a member of the group. This unique invite link is found in the group info, and the link can be shared across other platforms as well. When someone tries to join a group using one of these links, they are given basic details about the group like name and other existing participants.

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