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New WhatsApp Update Enables Media Preview in iOS

In its previous update, WhatsApp launched new features including the "forwarded" tag that goes along with messages that are being forwarded

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Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp on Tuesday released a new update for devices with iOS 10 and above with “notification extension” that would allow users to see and download received media files from on-screen notifications itself.

Received by some iOS users, the new extension is part of WhatsApp’s version 2.18.80 and would support download of images and Graphics Interchange Formats (GIFs) from the notifications in the user’s auto-download option is deactivated, confirmed WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests new WhatsApp features before release.

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WhatsApp on a smartphone device. Pixabay

Along with the option to download, the update would also enable users to preview the received media content on swiping down the notifications panel.

The new “notification extension” will be made available for users after Whatsapp adds improvements in the next updates, the report added.

Also Read: WhatsApp Makes Changes in India After Deadly Attacks

There is no word yet when will this extension reach the Android users.

In its previous update, WhatsApp launched new features including the “forwarded” tag that goes along with messages that are being forwarded. (IANS)

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iOS 12.0.1 Software Update By Apple Causing New Issues

Apple officially introduced its 2018 line-up of iPhones and Apple Watch at an event in California earlier in September

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The Apple logo is shown above a store location entrance, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Dallas. Apple is schedule to release their iPhone 5S on Friday. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez), VOA

Even though Apple first update to iOS 12 has cured the iPhone charging problem, iOS version 12.0.1 is causing users to complain about frequently broken calls, network and signal connectivity problems and battery life issues, the media reported.

“Since upgrading, owners of both new and old iPhones are finding their phones either don’t make or receive calls. Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi and battery-related issues are again surfacing on an iOS generation which Apple has promoted as being all about efficiency, stability and speed,” Forbes reported on Friday.

The iPhone-maker released iOS 12.0.1 as a software update with bug fixes for user complaints regarding their devices not getting charged when connected to a lightning cable, not displaying subtitles in video apps and making Bluetooth unavailable.

Apple has also reportedly addressed the users regarding their complaints about iMessage delivering personal messages to wrong and multiple people since the roll out of iOS 12.

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Apple’s iOS 12.0.1 software update causing new issues: Report.

“Apple has been telling users that iMessage accidentally sending messages to wrong people is actually a feature for iOS 12 and that it is happening because Apple is now organising all contacts by Apple ID, so if family members or friends share an ID now all these messages are shared simultaneously with everyone who has that ID,” the report added.

Also Read- Facebook Could Soon Unveil ‘Unsend’ Feature on Messenger

The iPhone-maker had also recently released a minor update for the WatchOS 5 to fix the charging issue and activity-related problems that some users noted.

Apple officially introduced its 2018 line-up of iPhones and Apple Watch at an event in California earlier in September. (IANS)

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