WhatsApp Messenger for iOS updated with iOS 7-themed design, new features

Popular messaging app 'WhatsApp' gets updated with iOS 7 inspired design, brings new features like broadcast lists, improved share location and much more.

Published Date
04 - Dec - 2013
| Last Updated
04 - Dec - 2013
 
WhatsApp Messenger for iOS updated with iOS 7-themed design, new...

Popular messaging app WhatsApp Messenger for iOS has been updated with an iOS 7-inspired design. The new version is tailor made for Apple's new iOS 7 OS, which has a flat design.

In addition to the new look, this new version brings along a slew of new features like broadcast lists, improved share location, larger thumbs, new notification alerts and sounds to name a few.

With broadcast lists, users are allowed to set and save groups of people or contacts for bulk messaging. Earlier, users had to select recipients each time they wished to send a message. Other notable improvements included are support for iOS 7 ringtones, text size, hassle free way to manage blocked contacts and the ability to crop images. Apart from this, users will also notice improved location sharing, support for 3D maps and larger image thumbnails in chats.

After users update to the new version of WhatsApp, it also prompts users to setup iCloud backup. Users from now on have an option to backup their chats on Apple's cloud storage service. In the case a user decides to change his phone or restore his iPhone, they can restore all their chats easily.

The new version is getting positive customer feedback on the App store. WhatsApp Messenger is available for free on the App Store.