WhatsApp for iOS Lets Third-party Support for Sharing & Brings Pinch to Zoom for Videos

Posted on Mar 2 2016 - 5:39pm by Pavithra Manisha

WhatsApp for iOS  brings in third-party support with its newly updated version 2.12.14. The best part of the update is the ability to share photos and videos with your contacts from anywhere beyond limiting it just to your camera gallery. WhatsApp for iOS now lets users to share content from third-party  apps and also storage apps like Microsoft One Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive and other apps.

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WhatsApp for iOS – Choose from another app

There is now an option to choose from another app that is right below the gallery. In order to be able to do this, the user has to pick ‘Choose from another app’ option and you can choose from third party apps. Also ensure that these third party apps have been installed in your iPhone for the files to be reflected. Select the option and pick the image that you wish to share, let it take time to load and then it will reflect as a WhatsApp message ready to share. You can add a caption to the image or video as well. WhatsApp now has around 1 billion monthly users. It has been seven years since it launched. Roughly 42billion messages are sent through WhatsApp everyday and about 1.6 billion photos are also shared daily.

Pinch to Zoom Videos

 The new version has also improved the design for browsing photos and videos. There is also this new update the lets you zoom into the video while it is playing. The ‘Pinch to Zoom’ was earlier active on WhatsApp images.  Zooming and watching videos was so far not available. This is a very useful update from the WhatsApp for iOS side. It also lets you choose solid colours as your video’s background. This new update requires an iPhone running iOS 6 and above and a storage of 72.5 MB. You can update your WhatsApp for iOS and avail the new update from the Apple App Store.

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Other WhatsApp updates

Recently, WhatsApp announced that it will be withdrawing support for BlackBerry devices (BB10 included), Symbian 40, Symbian 60, Android 2.1 and 2.2 devices and Windows Phone 7.1 sometime this year.

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