You must install WhatsApp 2.12.5 on iPhone as Facebook-owned WhatsApp has released a significant update to its App Store application.
The WhatsApp 2.12.5 requires an iOS device with iOS 6.0 or later. It is optimized for native display resolution on the iPhone 6/6 Plus and iPhone 5/5c/5c. Unfortunately it continues to lack a WatchKit component for your wearable device and an iPad-optimized interface.
The recent update for WhatsApp brought a bulk of useful features such as backups for your videos, the ability to directly share contacts from the Contacts app and locations from Apple Maps, richer notifications settings with per-chat rules and mute options, a new swipe option to mark chats as read or unread and others.
Message swiping and mutingNow in the WhatsApp you can swipe in the chat list from left to right to mark a message as read. If a message has already been read, you will see the option to mark it as unread. Also when you will try to swipe in the chat list from right to left you will archive a message.
If you will choose More, a menu pops up offering options to mute the conversation, bring up contact information, share the contents of your chat in an email message, clear the chat without deleting it from your history or delete the chat forever.
You can mute a chat for 8 hours, 1 week or 1 year.
Location sharing from Contacts appSharing from Contacts app allows you to quickly share specific contact data with a friend on WhatsApp right within the context of the Contacts app.
First, launch Contacts on your iOS device and click on a contact. Scroll down in the contact view screen until you see the Share Contact option. Click it, pick WhatsApp in the top row of icons, choose your recipient and you’ll be taken to a new screen to cherry-pick which contact information you’d like to share.
Location sharing from Apple MapsWhatsApp is now also listed as an option in the Share sheet within Apple Maps.
This particular feature allows you to quickly send your current location, or any point of interest for that matter, directly to WhatsApp without leaving Apple Maps. Just launch Apple Maps on your iOS device, find a location and click the share icon in the upper right corner.
After that pick WhatsApp in the top row of icons, choose one or more WhatsApp contacts to share the location with and click Send.
Video backupsWhatsApp has built-in backup system that periodically saves your chats and media in the cloud. It is really useful feature. And now in WhatsApp 2.12.5, you can back up videos, too.
To turn on video backups option, visit the Chats and Calls section in WhatsApp settings, click on Chat Backup and move the Include Videos switch to the ON position.
You can grab the recent update for free of charge in the App Store and install WhatsApp 2.12.5 on iPhone .