WhatsApp for iPhone Gets New Offline Messaging Feature


WhatsApp for iPhone has just been updated to version 2.17.1, which brings a handy new offline messaging feature that allows you to tap send on your messages even when you don’t have an internet connection. Messages will be queued up and sent automatically when your phone connects to wifi or you turn your mobile data on.


A bunch of other improvements have also been included in today’s update. The redesigned storage usage screen lets you manage your phone’s storage space by clearing certain message types, like videos, from specific chats (Settings > Data and Storage Usage > Storage Usage). Users can now also send up to 30 photo or videos at once.

You can grab the free update using the following App Store link:

Download WhatsApp Messenger for iPhone [Direct Link]


  • MrXax

    It’s about time!

  • iHeartYEG

    This feature is most certainly not called offline messaging, and WhatsApp release notes will reiterate that. Offline messaging is when a message is sent instantaneously, using alternative methods i.e. SMS/MMS if data is not available. We can thus use the service to send and receive messages even if offline, hence the name. Apple’s iMessage does that.

    WhatsApp’s latest update queues a message – rather than displaying “Unable to send” – and sends it once data is available again. Your headline is misleading.