WhatsApp now allows iPhone users to send messages when offline
WhatsApp has released an update for its iOS app, bringing it up to version 2.17.1
For the first time, iPhone WhatsApp users are able to send messages without having to rely on an internet connection.
The WhatsApp 2.17.1 update means iOS users can send multiple messages which can queue up and then send automatically once a connection has been re-established, whereas before, the send button would disable without connectivity.
Offline messaging is only new to iPhone users, as the feature has been available on Android since June, last year.
The 2.17.1 update also allows users to send up to 30 photos and videos at once and manage their storage space by deleting certain messages, such as videos or photos from chat threads. This can be done by going to Settings > Data and Storage Usage > Storage Usage and then selecting "Clear Chat".