Posted 12/03/2013 at 10:45 AM
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It’s been a long time coming, but WhatsApp has finally joined the iOS 7 party. For an app that boasts over 350 million users, the length of time it has taken for the developers to rollout an Apple update has been rather surprising; but, as they say, ‘better late than never’ and WhatsApp is clearly attempting to make up for lost time with a mass of new features for users to enjoy.
Like most other popular apps that have been revamped for the latest iOS operating system, WhatsApp version 2.11.5 embraces the new flatter design with a new interface that is easier to use and more aesthetically pleasing. Thumbnails are now larger and the app will use the default text size of your device within the app. With the interface update, WhatsApp has also made it easier to manage blocked contacts.
The UI is the most obvious change in the update, but it is not the most significant – that honor goes to the new broadcast lists feature.
With broadcast lists it is now possible to “communicate with your classmates, work colleagues or just friends by messaging many people at once” with a single message – perfect for organizing group events.
Other features include improved share location with a 3D map, new notification alerts and sounds, and the ability to crop images before sending. In the changelog for the update, WhatsApp also reminds users that conversations can be backed up to iCloud via the app settings.
As with previous versions of the app, WhatsApp is free to download and free to use for the first year. If you wish to continue using the app after a year has passed, you will be required to hand over 99 cents every 12 months.
You can add WhatsApp to your iOS 7 line up by visiting the iTunes App Store.