Latest Technology News: WhatsApp launches a new update for iPhone users: chat transfer

New Delhi,UPDATED: Jul 24, 2023 11:22 IST

By Divya Bhati: WhatsApp has released a new update for iPhone users, improving the appearance and security of the platform. The company added the long-awaited “Forward Chats” feature, as well as “silence unknown callers” and more. All of these new features are rolling out to everyone. However, since the platform is gradually rolling out new updates, it will take some time for the update to reach all WhatsApp iPhone users.”

WhatsApp releases version 23.14.79 of the app on iOS. The new update includes significant changes to improve user experience and security. Here is the list of all the updates available in the latest WhatsApp for iOS update.

Transfer chats

WhatsApp now allows iOS users to natively transfer chat history, including messages, media, and settings, from an old iPhone to a new iPhone. The new update now eliminates users’ reliance on iCloud or local backup to transfer WhatsApp chat history. This feature is available for all WhatsApp users on iOS 15 and later.

Redesigned sticker tray

WhatsApp has also redesigned the sticker tray with a new layout that makes it easier for users to find and send stickers. Users can now also search for stickers by keyword by typing much the same.

Biggest Avatar Sticker Set

WhatsApp has also added a bigger set of new Avatar stickers, including new expressions and poses. Users can create their own Avatar sticker by pressing the “+” button in the sticker tray. WhatsApp also allows users to create their personalized avatar by clicking on a selfie and turning that selfie into a sticker.

Video calls in landscape mode

WhatsApp now allows users to use WhatsApp video calls in landscape mode. This feature will be useful for users who are on a video call with their family and want to talk to multiple people at once in a single image.

Silence unknown callers

WhatsApp iOS users can now also silence unknown callers to avoid unwanted calls. This feature is especially useful for ignoring fraudulent calls, especially when online scam cases are increasing in India. To silence unknown callers on WhatsApp, users can go to Settings > Privacy > Calls and enable “Silencing unknown callers”.

Notably, all these new features for iPhone users are available with the latest update of WhatsApp for iOS. To get the new update, open the App Store, go to WhatsApp and tap on the “Updates” tab. If the update is available, you will see it listed here. Tap “Update” to install the latest version of WhatsApp.

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An Overview of Global Events in 2023

In 2023, the world witnessed a myriad of events that left a lasting impact on global affairs. From political developments and economic shifts to environmental challenges and breakthroughs in science and technology, the year was marked by significant changes and a sense of urgency for collective action. Here’s an overview of some of the latest world news in 2023.

Political Unrest and Diplomatic Strides:
In the political arena, several regions experienced unrest and geopolitical tensions. The ongoing conflict in the Middle East continued to dominate headlines, with efforts towards peace and stability remaining elusive. However, there were also moments of diplomatic breakthroughs as nations engaged in dialogues to ease tensions and work towards lasting solutions.

Economic Transformations:
The global economy faced both challenges and opportunities. Trade disputes between major powers affected markets, while some countries grappled with debt crises. On the other hand, emerging economies showed resilience and promising growth, fueling optimism for a more balanced global economic landscape.

Technological Advancements:
Innovation surged forward in the tech industry, with breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, renewable energy, and space exploration. Quantum computing achieved milestones, promising radical transformations across industries. Renewable energy sources gained traction, with many countries setting ambitious goals to combat climate change.

Climate Crisis and Environmental Resilience:
As the climate crisis intensified, extreme weather events wreaked havoc in various parts of the world. Wildfires, hurricanes, and floods reminded humanity of the urgent need for climate action. In response, governments and communities across the globe doubled down on efforts to reduce carbon emissions, invest in sustainable infrastructure, and protect biodiversity.

Health and Pandemic Management:
Health remained a global priority as countries continued to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. With the emergence of new variants, vaccination efforts and public health measures remained crucial to curbing the spread of the virus. There were also significant advancements in medical research and technology, offering hope for better preparedness in handling future health crises.

Sports and Cultural Milestones:
Amidst the challenges, the world found moments of joy and unity through sports and culture. International sporting events brought together athletes from diverse backgrounds, promoting solidarity and camaraderie. Cultural exchanges and celebrations showcased the richness of human diversity and fostered mutual understanding.

In conclusion, the year 2023 was a dynamic period filled with significant events that shaped the course of history. From political unrest to technological advancements and environmental challenges, the world witnessed the complexities of the global landscape. While obstacles remained, there were also encouraging developments and collaborative efforts towards a more sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous future for all nations. As we move forward, the lessons learned from these events serve as a reminder of the importance of collective action and cooperation to address shared global challenges.