Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Whatsapp: You No Longer Require An Internet Connection To Send Messages


A major new WhatsApp update has been rolled out, bringing a feature users have been requesting for years.

The update, which is now available for iOS and Android devices, allows users to send messages without an internet connection.

Until now, users lacking a Wi-Fi or cellular signal were forced to wait until back in an area of coverage before being able to press ‘Send’ on their messages.

This meant that unless you remembered to return to your message as soon as signal became available, the outgoing chat would sit in limbo and remain unsent.

The new feature, however, will clean up this process.

Now, WhatsApp will let you press ‘Send’ without any signal. Although your message won’t be delivered instantly, the message will be sent as soon as you phone is once again connected to the internet.


Explaining the new feature, a WhatsApp spokesperson stated: “You can now tap send on messages when you don’t have a connection.

“Messages will be queued up and sent when your phone regains a connection.”

Although the main draw, this is just one of a number of new features bestowed on the Facebook-owned messaging service as part of its latest update.

Starting today, January 24, users can also send more photos and videos in a single message.

Previously limited to just 10 snaps per message, WhatsApp users can now “send up to 30 photos or videos at once.” <>

The update has also introduced a redesign storage usage screen, making it easier to manage your phone’s storage space by clearing certain messages - such a videos and large photos - from specific chats.

This new admin addition can be accessed by directing the app to Settings > Data and Storage Usage > Storage Usage.

The latest WhatsApp update is available as a free download to all users.



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