WhatsApp for iPhone has gained compatibility with iOS 13's mobile data saving function with the 2.20.10 application update released on Monday (13). When the feature is enabled in system settings, the messenger stops downloading photos and videos over 3G or 4G, even if automatic downloading over the cellular network is enabled.
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The app also, for the first time, stops downloading voice messages to save megabytes of the package. Once the smartphone function is turned off, the app returns to normal operation. I need to download the latest version of WhatsApp to get new access (learn how to update apps on iPhone).
WhatsApp Beta Wins Compatibility with iOS 13 Data Saver Mode Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudo
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According to the App Store update list of changes, the current version of WhatsApp for iOS also includes support for call waiting and privacy settings for inclusion in groups. The call waiting option has been available in the app since the end of November last year, at the same time that it was released to all users of the stable version the groups privacy option.
How to enable data save mode on iOS 13
Step 1. Open the system "Settings" and select the option "Cellular";
On iOS 13, go to the "Settings" menu and tap "Mobile" Photo: Playback / TechTudo
Step 2. On the next page, select the "Cellular Data Options" section and enable the key next to "Data Saver Mode". From then on, every time iPhone is connected to mobile data, the audio and media sent on WhatsApp will not be downloaded automatically.
Select "Cellular Data Options" and check "Data Saver Mode" Photo: Playback / TechTudo
WhatsApp Beta Update for iPhone (iOS)
Compatibility for data saver mode has arrived first messenger beta, with update 184.108.40.206, available December 2019 for testers. At the time, the update also offered shortcuts to keeping certain elements pressed for longer and the feature is called Haptic Touch and replaced 3D Touch on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
By holding down a conversation, for example, WhatsApp displays a popup with buttons to archive, mute, or mark the chat as read. By long-tapping a group conversation, the user also has access to the Leave Group shortcut without having to open it accordingly, without having to send a receipt for any message.
The beta version of the messenger also brought new quick link sharing buttons obtained from other apps for frequent contacts. In addition, more interface elements appear in dark mode: when night vision is turned on on iPhone, the map that appears when sharing a location gets grayscale color.
The update is available to all members of the WhatsApp TestFlight Beta program for iOS. Before downloading, we recommend backing up conversations to allow you to reverse conventional verse if there are any unexpected bugs in the experimental app.
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