When it comes to handling WhatsApp, Meta continues the tradition of Facebook. When the company comes to a new feature, it first gives it to iOS devices. Subsequently, it brings this innovation to Android devices in the next period. For this reason, some features of the same application on two different operating systems may be different.
Differences between iOS and Android WhatsApp versions
This difference in the middle of the operating systems stands out directly when there is a valuable feature such as photo status sharing and voice or scenic search, as well as the design change. We have brought together 10 differences that do not attract that much attention and are less known, but valuable for their users.
In our opinion, in order for an application to be in the middle of certain factors when purchasing a device alone, it must be only on that operating system or not supported by others. You can think of it as attracting users by keeping Blackberry's BBM application private. However, even if it is not in the middle of the main criteria, the party can be decisive in the effort that goes head to head.
8 features only available in iOS version of WhatsApp
- You can preview the chat without sending a read confirmation.
- You can still save images, images and GIFs that other people have deleted from the chat in your gallery.
- You can blur images with the integrated editor.
- You can manually save multimedia shares.
- You can view the total number of unread conversations during a chat.
- You can play voice memos from the notification bar without opening the application.
- You can download images directly from a URL.
- You can crop images within the application.
It is assumed that some of these differences are due to the rules and security set by smartphone manufacturers. For example, Apple allows apps to save photos, images, and GIFs to the gallery. But it limits their access to that.
For example, WhatsApp automatically saves an incoming image. However, since the application cannot access the gallery again and delete an image without the permission of the phone owner, it cannot be removed from the gallery even if the person who shared the relevant post in the chat has selected the option to delete from everyone.
2 features available only in Android version of WhatsApp :
- You can send uncompressed photos directly as documents.
- You can select all chats in edit mode.