WhatsApp has rolled out yet another series of new features to its immensely used instant messaging platform for iOS users. Three new features: albums, colour filters and reply shortcuts have now been made available on Apple’s operating system through an over-the-air (OTA) update, version 2.17.30.
Albums: When you send or receive a collection of five or more photos or videos, they'll automatically be grouped together as an album, creating a tile display within your messages. When you tap on the album, you'll see the collection of photos and videos in full screen
Filters: You can now add filters to your photos, videos, and GIFs right within the WhatsApp camera. Just capture or select media that's already on your phone and swipe up to pick a filter. There are five options to choose from including pop, black and white, cool, chrome, and film
Reply Shortcut: To make it even easier to reply to a message, now you can simply swipe right on any message and start typing your response.
For now all aforementioned feature are limited to the iOS platform, but are soon expected to be made available on the Android OS as well; however, not confirmed when.