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WhatsApp Messenger for iPhone updated w/ photo captions, slow-motion video sharing, more

WhatsApp MessengerThe latest update to the popular, Facebook-owned WhatsApp Messenger app for iPhone hit the App Store with a long list of new features for users including the ability to share slow-mo videos from the iPhone 5s and trim clips down right in the app without having to edit the video in the Photos app.

Chatting with photos also received improvements with the ability to add captions and snap and share photos even faster added. Improvements and changes to location sharing, app wallpapers, and new notification tones are included. The latest version also allows users to move chat logs and contact groups away to an archive. Complete list of changes below…

What’s New in Version 2.11.9

– 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

WhatsApp Messenger 2.11.9 is availabe now via the App Store. The service is available for free the first year is 99¢/year thereafter. If you’re running the latest iOS 8 beta, let us know about WhatsApp Messenger’s performance in the comments.

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  1. irelandjnr - 9 years ago

    I had to stop using WhatsApp recently as it can’t crashing on me even after a restart and reinstalling the all. A seriously buggy piece of software if you ask me. I can see third party apps are held to a different standard because if messages crashed like this I’d encourage everyone to sell their Apple stock personally

  2. lellis2k - 9 years ago

    Confirmed: It works on iOS 8!
    It used to crash whenever there was a double t or double f etc, but I’ve just opened a huge thread and it seems stable. Finally can start using it again :)

  3. Americo Costa Neto - 9 years ago

    I’m using iOS 8 and WhatsApp was terrible. Just installed this update. Hope it stop crashing.

  4. chocolatesox - 9 years ago

    I’m using the latest iOS 8 beta and it’s finally working again. Smooth running so far, no bugs or crashes :)

  5. Mustafa Çağdaş Çizer - 9 years ago

    iOs 8 bug solved. Uh. Finally..

  6. Zoheb Khan - 9 years ago

    works like a charm on iOS 8 beta 5 iPhone 5 :)

  7. Pankaj Gupta - 9 years ago

    I am on IOS 8 beta and upgraded my whatsapp to this newest version and now I can’t open the app itself. Earlier it crashes whenever chat has fi ff tt kind of words.. but now its crashing on the whastsapp optimizing screen itself.

  8. islandniles - 9 years ago

    One maddening change/bug: If you type a lengthy message and the message bubble expands, the Send button is now vertically aligned in the centre, so it moves as the message gets bigger, rather than always sitting directly above the keyboard. I’m almost 100% sure this wasn’t the case before.

  9. Dave Lee - 9 years ago

    still cant save incoming media to a dedicated folder……

  10. benmorrow2 - 9 years ago

    I’m on iOS 8 beta 5 and have a 5s. I don’t see how to use the Slo Mo video feature.

  11. Kip Snoep - 9 years ago

    I can’t open Whatsapp after that the latest update. It keeps crashing at launch. I have already tried deleting and reinstalling, but when I restore backup, it’s going to crash where you can set your profile picture and your username. And if I do reinstalling without restoring my history then Whatsapp works normally…

    I have my iphone jailbroken on iOS 7.1.2 and I deleted all the tweaks related to Whatsapp, but still crashing. Somebody please help.

    • Mankoo Harpreet - 9 years ago

      Hey Buddy, even i was facing same problem… Do one thing just delete FACEBOOK from your iphone and then try…:)

  12. Rodrigo (@RodrigoChang) - 9 years ago

    It’s the same version for the iOS beta for WhatsApp.
    I Used the Beta Version before update to the stable version.

  13. Matías - 9 years ago

    It would be great to know what this new feature “archive” means.

  14. coolfactor - 9 years ago

    I stopped using WhatsApp when Facebook purchased it.

  15. Yes It finally works on iOS 8 beta :D :D

  16. zBrain (@joeregular) - 9 years ago

    is the only way to like a comment here is to have a wordpress account?

  17. simonheckel - 9 years ago

    ff, fl, etc bugs are fixed – AMAZING – finally

  18. ms2003 - 9 years ago

    After last update it pushes users to set notifications by most irritating way. Where are ideas of original founders? Why Apple didn’t stop this, it is against their intention to let users to set notifications the way they need?

  19. Luis Gustavo Petri - 9 years ago

    Still don’t works on my iPhone 4s iOS 7.1.2. Last update crashes after restoring conversations, and crashes as it reaches the picture set screen

  20. Luis Gustavo Petri - 9 years ago

    Still doesn’t work on my iPhone 4s iOS 7.1.2. Last update crashes after restoring conversations, and crashes as it reaches the picture set screen

  21. Ray L. Reyes Fontana - 9 years ago

    My whatsapp got very slow after the latest update. I still have OS7 and an Iphone 4S

  22. Rachel Chia - 9 years ago

    WhatsApp keeps crashing and I can’t even use it. Please fix this problem as soon as possible. Thank you.

  23. nitish0003 - 9 years ago

    I update new version of whatsapp in iphone on ios 7.1.2 but app not working its been crashing all the time ill delete and download again but problem is same what should i do know plz guys slove this bug fast

  24. I can’t install the update at all. Now the current apps after updating to IOS 8 refuses to connect. Even if it connects, the app shut down.

  25. Manjunath Hebbar - 9 years ago

    Where do i find videos downloaded from wattsapp ? I am using i5s.. please help

  26. Rhea Deshpande - 8 years ago

    Whatsapp Crashes with iOS 8.0.2. So tried to update what’s app to version 2.11.12 and from the UPDATE button goes to password screen and then returns back to the UPDATE button. Help…

  27. JM Santana - 8 years ago

    i can not send pictures via Facebook messenger anymore . It only gives me the options to send videos. Tried restarting, also deleting both fb and messenger… any ideas anyone? new update using iPhone 6

    • Zac Hall - 8 years ago

      Same here. I think this is a bug in the app.

  28. Riaan Lombaard - 8 years ago

    Not able to save voice messages or music file sent via whatsapp to iphone6 version 8.1 ???


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