Yes, this is great news for upgraded iPhone users. The WhatsApp messaging interface won’t look awkward anymore, or out of proportions on the display of your new devices. This newly released version is called 2.11.14 and also comes with various fixes for bugs and crashes. This means that the app should benefit from improved stability. Energy efficiency has to be also monitored, after complaints that reported increased battery drainage, when switching to iOS 8.
How To Update WhatsApp
Let’s cut to the chase and provide you with the fastest upgrade opportunity. Simply, click here to update to the latest WhatsApp version! You’ll be redirected to the official App Store download page. Tap on Update and be a little patient. The update is 34.9 MB big, so your iOS device should complete it within 1 minute.
Use the same link to download and install the app if you aren’t using it already. Instead of the Update button, you’ll find the Free one. Tap it and then hit Install. After installation, activate the application by providing your mobile phone number. Make sure that your country is properly selected. A verification code will be sent to you via a text message (SMS). Input the code on the WhatsApp verification screen and you’re ready to go!
WhatsApp Read Receipts
This update does not incorporate a new much awaited Privacy Setting that should allow users to disable WhatsApp read receipts. There are plenty readers that seem to be intrigued by the two blue ticks introduced in the previous upgrade, which confirm to the sender when a text was read. It seems that although mostly considered very helpful, WhatsApp read message notifications are labeled as troublesome by those that aren’t used to be straightforward or have something to hide.
WhatsApp Last Seen Feature
Besides the visual tick-indicators of a message’s read status, WhatsApp also shares the information of your last online presence. This setting can be deactivated though, from the app’s Settings menu. Visit Account and tap on Privacy. Select ‘Nobody’ if you don’t wish to share your Last Seen info, or ‘Contacts’ if you wish to be seen online only by them. However, there is a glitch. If you completely disable Last Seen, you won’t be able to use it the other way around and lose the ability of receiving Last Seen updates of your chat partners. Which is fair, isn’t it?