WhatsApp Updated With Support For 3D Touch Features And More

Ali Salman
Posted 11 months ago

iOS 9 was launched a few months back, bragging a bevy of changes in the visual department as well as performance. Moreover, its integration with 3D Touch, found on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, just makes things progressing. Innumerable apps have since been updated with support for 3D Touch, however, the gigantic internet messaging platform, WhatsApp remained short of utilizing the technology.

Today, the Facebook-owned WhatsApp issued an update for its iPhone application, highlighting support for 3D Touch. Apart from this new feature, WhatsApp update brings changes in the visual changes as well, which we will talk about later on.

WhatsApp Updated With 3D Touch Features, Revamped Settings Tab And More

3D Touch is a hub for many operations like Peek and Pop and Preview. WhatsApp update for iPhone now enables iPhone 6s or 6s Plus users to take advantage of this feature. The Peek and Pop in WhatsApp is an easy way to sneak peek a chat by firmly pressing on the display, pressing it a little harder will Pop up the entire chat, allowing you to reply to a certain message. The feature is amazing as well as pretty useful at times.

Moreover, 3D Touch’s Preview option is part of the update as well. Any links you receive in your WhatsApp chat can now be previewed in the form of a miniature window. When you gently press the link in your WhatsApp chat, you will receive a rich content preview from the source. However, you also have the availability to turn the rich previews off.

In the visual department, the update brings a revamped colorful layout in the WhatsApp’s Settings tab. The options look more visually distinguishable, and more satisfying. Before the update, WhatsApp’s Settings tab looked pale with straightforward options. This is definitely a better change and stands out compared to the previous version.


An important part of WhatsApp’s update is the accumulation of starred messages in one place. The starred messages can be accessed from the Settings. Starred messages in WhatsApp allow users to pin or start important messages which can easily be viewed at a later time.

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Considering the availability of WhatsApp, it requires iOS 6.0 or higher. The WhatsApp app comes with support for a lot of languages, including English, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek Italian and a lot more.

This is it for now, folks. Share your thoughts in the comments.

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