Next WhatsApp Update To Bring iCloud Support, Push-To-Talk & More [Rumour]

The world’s most popular cross-platform instant messaging application WhatsApp, that now handles a total of 20 billion messages per day, is rumoured to get a major update pretty soon that will introduce a bunch of interesting new features to the messaging app’s iOS version (via BlogDoiPhone). According to the source, some of these features will include iCloud integration, support for transferring multiple images and Push-to-Talk capability.

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The report claims that the app will allow syncing of conversation data with iCloud, which will be preserved on WhatsApp servers even when the application is uninstalled or the device is restored. The update will also allow users to select several images at the same time to send. Furthermore, a new “Push-to-Talk” (press to talk) function will let users send small quick snippets of audio.

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Currently, there is no release date or official word for such an update, though leaked screenshots definitely suggest beta testing of new features. WhatsApp, while a free download, plans to launch a $0.99 annual subscription fee for new iOS users soon. So, who’s excited?

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  • Kirk

    Well any update for whatsapp at this point will be appreciated! It’s a good app but it has potential to be so much better. One thing that I would like them to address is an easier way to see all my contacts who have the app installed in my favorites sections. I don’t like how it currently works. The second you refresh the page the order sequence goes back to alphabetical. That cheeses me off to no end….and I know you could check your contacts to see but it lists everyone at the same time. It just needs to be more intuitive. Love the app tho.. Wonder if the same problem exists with the android or blackberry versions..

  • wuju

    do you still have to pay this annual fee if you bought the app long ago? It would be unfair otherwise. For user who got it for free, I guess would make sense to charge an annual fee BUT I think why it’s so popular is because it’s FREE.

  • No

  • Used to use this in the past, when there were still BB users. now it’s all iMessage and google talk, hell and even FB So I stopped using it. And for sure, with the yearly subscription. I don’t see longevity, with native apps in these phones offering cross platform ability.