WhatsApp for iOS 2.11.9 (iPhone screenshot 001)

Facebook-owned WhatsApp this morning received a substantial update, bringing out a slew of new features to the popular messaging and soon-to-be VoIP platform.

Available as a free download for the iPhone, the new WhatsApp version 2.11.9 now makes it a lot easier to capture and send photos with a new fast camera access button in the interface.

Moreover, the refreshed software lets you archive chats and groups, add captions to media and share iPhone 5s-only Slow-Mo videos at 120 frames per second while introducing new location-sharing features, wallpapers, notification tones, media auto-download preferences in settings and more.

WhatsApp 2.11.9 changelog:

  • Added ability to archive chats and groups
  • Add captions to photos and videos
  • Added fast camera access button for capturing and sending photos
  • You can now share slow-motion videos (iPhone 5s only)
  • You can now trim videos before sharing them
  • Share Location: add support for satellite and hybrid map views when sharing a location
  • Share Location: drop and drag pin lets you share a precise location
  • New media auto-download preferences: Settings > Chat Settings > Media Auto-Download
  • New Wallpapers: Settings > Chat Settings > Chat Wallpapers > Wallpaper Library
  • New Notification tones: Settings > Notifications
  • You can now attach screenshots when reporting problems

The 49.7-megabyte download requires an iPhone running iOS 4.3 or later.

[App Store]

  • Dina

    Why is whatsapp pushing me to turn on message alerts? How can i stop that?

  • Luiz Fernando Souza Moreira

    why cant get conecation nnnnnnnn please?

  • Corry Roberts

    How on earth do you get the “turn notifications on” screen to disappear every time you go into WhatsApp?? I don’t want my notifications on, I have it set the way I want and it KEEPS coming up.. so annoying!

  • Amina Dhrolia

    everytime i open whats app it gives me a TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS message. i dont want to turn on any notifications except the sound. I am on iOS7.1.2 dont have the iOS 8 upgrade option. can somebody help with this pls

  • virginia

    freaking thing updated by itself and now it won’t even open

  • Kakjis

    how to turn this notification off? any ideas?

  • Kakjis

    how to turn off massage “Turn on Massage alerts”? asking every time i open app

    • iPhoneUseriPhone

      It seems there is no way to… Except for having it to REQUIRE an alert function.. Either a Banner or pop up Alert.. Why can’t they just allow you to have NO alert and to be able to permanently ignore this message.

  • 444

    how do i restore back after anew archive ?

  • Marcel

    Anyone know how to turn off their annoying notification screen. I have set notifications and the damn thing keeps coming up

  • A Nazry Yahya

    how to disable “Turn On Notification” while opening whatsapp? i dont
    want any notification pop-up at my lock screen or background screen.
    for me enough by show number of unread message at icon. i have
    roughly 5 groups chat and its annoying and drain out my battery power.

  • A Nazry Yahya

    how to disable “Turn On Notification” while opening whatsapp? i dont
    want any notification pop-up at my lock screen or background screen.
    for me it enough to show number of unread message at icon. i have
    roughly 5 groups chat and its annoying and drain out my battery power.

  • Mick

    Heyo! I emailed support, they are going to change the frequency of the “notification” pop-up on the next update…yey!

  • Lina M Bobadilla

    Mine updated last night and I found out it keeps the geotagging on, there a way of turning it off?

  • Maria Tilotta

    Ever since the update, anytime I open whatsapp, I get the pop up to show me how to turn on/ off notifications, how do I get that to stop? I’ve already set my settings

  • lagz89

    its forcing the user to activate notifications, by showing that annoying screen everytime you enter the app if you disable all notifications

  • Sherif Moharram

    I found out a feature in this update. You can swipe right on the chat in the chat list to view the media you sent with the person.

    • Varun Soi

      That’s cool thanks!

  • Punkspop

    Anyone know how to get rid of the Enable Notifications message at startup? If one can not do that, I am done using the app.

  • Sam

    I am getting irritating alert repeatedly on my iphone after the latest update of whatsapp. any idea how to turn it off?

  • Sam

    Hi I am repeatedly getting alert on whatsapp to turn on notification settings after the update. Please help how to turn it off

  • Maria

    I have just purchased an Ipad Mini and have it jailbrake to install the whatsapp. Now, the problem is, its not giving me notification, I have to open the app first to check whether I received message or not. anyone knows how to activate the notification?

  • Rebecca

    Does anyone know if you archive a chat or group, are they still able to see “last time seen” ??

  • Rajesh

    Send Video, Images, and Voice notes to your friends and contacts.

  • Rajesh

    Iphone Whatsapp not option Send Song to your friends and contacts.

  • kiara

    how do i make the font in whatsapp smaller in ios 8 ? i can make the font smaller in my phone but i doesnt really make the font in whatsapp smaller

  • Rajesh

    How to Send the song for friend iphone whatsapp app is not option

  • eminemmm

    Why do I can’t see all my events from Mac photos albums and I cant use them in whatsapp??