WhatsApp for iOS: the latest update allows users to send text messages even without an internet connection

WA for iOS send messages offlineA really useful option has just been made available for those of you who use WhatsApp with iOS devices. The latest upgrade of the app for iOS devices is a major one, for it allows users to send WhatsApp messages even when they are completely offline.

Needless to say that this is a huge improvement, which surely comes handy while, for example, you travel or if you are in a ‘dead zone’. Now iOS users will always be able to send their messages even without web access, and, more important, without putting them in a queue waiting desperately for the mobile signal. Isn’t it great?

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It is easy to use this latest advanced option of WhatsApp (that appears to be already available also to Android users), you simply have to download the latest 2.17.1 version of WhatsApp via the Apple App Store. If the ability to send messages without an internet connection is a great option, this latest 2.17.1 version of WhatsApp for iOS introduces also other interesting new features. Let’s see together what are the other changes that developers have brought with this latest update.

With the installation of this latest 2.17.1 version of WhatsApp for iOS, you will have a new storage usage screen available on your phone. What is it for? Well, thanks to this addition it should be much easier for users to free up space on their iPhone devices. With this newly added screen users will be able to delete only specific messages (including video messages, pictures, voice messages, documents, contacts and locations) from particular conversations. How can you access this new screen? It’s very simple. You just have to go to Settings > Data and Storage Usage > Storage Usage and then tap on Clear Chat.

Along with the new features above, there is one last new option that has been added with this latest 2.17.1 version of WhatsApp for iOS, and it’s another ability that was long awaited by iOS users. Now users are finally allowed to send up to 30 photos or videos at once (until now the limit was just 10).