By Aglaia Staff
Popular instant messaging app has rolled out an update for its beta version, which brings a new message quote feature. The update enables users to quote somebody’s message(s) at the time of replying.
Users just need to select a message which they want to reply to, following which a reply button comes up. Then they have to tap the button, type in the reply and simply hit send. Once this is done, the message will be sent and the reply will appear in quotes. The feature works in both one-on-one as well as group chats. Along with this, users can also preview the quoted message inside a box.
The new feature will prove to be quite useful during group chats, as it will help in addressing specific users at the time of replying. Moreover, the recipients will also be able to differentiate as to which message is for them and which is not.The new message quote feature works for text, photos and videos.
Recently, a report also suggested that Whatsapp will be soon rolling out GIF support for its users.
According to a report by The Next Web, a recent tweet by @WABetaInfo (a Twitter account tracking changes in WhatsApp beta versions) stated that the latest iOs beta version 188.8.131.52 of Whatsapp will have support to autoplay GIFs. The report further suggested that users will also be able to embed GIFs directly into their chats.
The GIF support will soon roll out to WhatsApp’s Android app as well. Along with this, the company is also working on rolling out video calling feature in order to take on the likes of Skype.