WhatsApp has rolled out two major features for iPhone users. With the latest update, iOS users will see larger media previews and get more control over the disappearing messages to feature in groups. A few days ago, the features had appeared in the beta version of the messaging app, but now WhatsApp has officially released them for iOS users. Android users might get the parts soon, but there is no update on the same.
With the 2.21.71 update, WhatsApp has made it simpler for iOS users to view larger media. Meaning, you will no longer have to view the complete picture or a video by clicking on them. The image or video that you receive or share on the messaging app will not appear inside a small square box; you can view the media in its original size. This feature is only exclusive to iOS users for now.
Another feature that has been rolled out to iOS users is allowing the settings of disappearing messages in a group. Previously, only the group admin had the power of changing the settings of disappearing messages, whether to turn it off or not. Still, now every member of the group can change the disappearing message settings. However, there is a catch.
The control still lies with the group admin whether he wants the participants to change the settings in the group. The group admin can change the settings to allow only the admins to change the disappearing messages settings. The admins can make the settings by changing the “Edit Group Info.” So until the group admin allows you to make changes to the grounds of the group, you cannot do so. WhatsApp has provided both the options to the users, but the group admin is still the decision-maker.