WhatsApp for iPhone gains 3x bigger emoji, zooming during video capture and more

By , Jul 26, 2016

WhatsApp for iPhone larger emoji

After launching a desktop Mac app in May, Facebook-owned WhatsApp today gave its iPhone application a little love with a new version now available on the App Store. WhatsApp 2.16.7 for iPhone includes three times bigger emoji when sent alone, a feature also found in iOS 10’s Messages app. In this release, you can now zoom when recording videos within the app and select multiple chats to quickly archive, delete or mark as read.

Plus, thanks to under-the-hood tweaks chats now open a lot faster than before.

On iOS 10’s Messages app, emoji characters are rendered three times bigger when sent alone. On the previous version of WhatsApp, only the heart emoji was rendered bigger if sent alone, but the new version will now display any emoji three times larger—again, if sent alone, one at a time.

As mentioned, you can now zoom when recording videos in WhatsApp: just slide the finger up and down in the WhatsApp camera to zoom in or out during video capture. You’ll also notice that tapping the Edit at the top of the Chats tab now lets you select multiple chats to quickly archive, delete or mark as read.

Grab WhatsApp for free on the App Store.

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  • Noohar

    Love WhatsApp

  • leart

    whatsapp its supporting still ios 6, just the icloud backup is broken from 1-2 month but who cares -> respect

  • Valinor

    Those big emojis are really annoying. It was nice when it was just with a few, like the heart.

    • Scott Curry

      If you don’t like the big emojis, just send more than one.

      • Valinor

        But then people will think I hate them less 🙁

  • Andrieux Querido

    We want video calls

  • Duarte O.Carmo

    I use whatsapp a lot, but it really annoys me that when you send one emoji it becomes big, but when you sent 2 they are still small, like wtf

  • Scott Curry

    I jailbroke my phone on the day the update was released. Now I don’t know if whatsapp web isn’t working because of the jailbreak or the update…