iPhone users can finally send WhatsApp messages offline
Everyone’s favorite online messaging app Whatsapp just added a whole host of convenient features. Yes, Whatsapp’s quest to continuously fend off an assault from competing services and add to its feature list is only making it more relevant to its existing user base. And the ability to send messages even when you’re offline is its latest headlining act.
Yes, Whatsapp (at least in its iOS avatar) now has the capacity to queue up messages you’ve already typed when you lose Internet coverage and push them out as soon as you’re back online. Until now, Whatsapp demanded you tap on the ‘Send’ button to resend messages that failed to deliver whenever you lost coverage due to erratic phone connection.
Whatsapp for iOS also offers a new ‘storage usage’ feature which makes it easier to delete messages and clear space on your iPhone. You can access this feature by going to Settings > Data and Storage Usage > Storage Usage, and tap on ‘Clear Chat.’
While Business Insider reported the ability to queue messages offline has been available on Android devices since at least June 2016, the send button was simply disabled for WhatsApp users on iOS devices without a wireless connection.
Whatsapp has been making a number of improvements to its service over the past few months.
In December, an update to the Facebook-owned app allowed users to recall a message before the recipient has read it.
Whats app for iPhone also supports sending 30 photos at once, something that Android users started to enjoy earlier this month itself.
Users of the app are now able to manage their phone’s storage space by clearing certain messages types. Videos, for example, can now be deleted from specific message threads by simply visiting the Settings tab, selecting “Data and Storage Usage” and then, “Storage Usage.”