The latest update of WhatsApp for iPhone users has introduced a number of interesting features including call waiting - a feature that has been asked for a while now, a refreshed Chats screen, and also the facility to send messages directly from the Braille keyboard when the device is set to VoiceOver mode.
Another new feature is coming with WhatsApp’s latest update on the App Store, that allows the user to control privacy settings for group chats. This will allow them to set who can add them to new group chats without an invitation.
You can change the setting by visiting WhatsApp Settings > Account > Privacy > Groups. The user can choose to let either everyone or only their contacts add them to group chats without sending a private invitation first.
In the latest version of WhatsApp for iOS, i.e., version 2.19.120, the aforementioned enhancements are present. To update the latest version of WhatsApp manually on your iOS device, visit the App Store. Once you search for WhatsApp in the store, it will show you the update button. The update will show up if the app has not already been updated automatically.
After the update process is complete, you will see the refreshed Chats screen. The profile picture of each user in the chat list will appear bigger than before that will make it easier to tap on the list items.
Now coming to the feature of call-waiting, if you receive a call while you are already on a WhatsApp call, you will be shown options to either ‘End & Accept’, ‘Decline’, or ‘Hold & Accept’ it. This new feature works on WhatsApp and regular calls alike.
Finally, WhatsApp now comes with the ability to send messages directly from the Braille keyboard when the device is set to VoiceOver mode. But for this to work, Braille screen input must be enabled in Settings > Accessibility > VoiceOver.