WhatsApp has several interesting new features on iOS that are missing on Android

The WhatsApp developer team continues to work tirelessly to improve this popular cross-platform instant messaging service, in order to offer users an increasingly rich experience but between the Android app and the iOS one, there are some differences. level of functionality.

But which of the two versions offers the best experience? The WABetaInfo staff decided to try to answer this question, comparing the Android app and the iOS one to find out which of the two has the highest number of new features (the basic and well-known ones, in fact, are already available for both).

The differences in WhatsApp between Android and iOS

And so, Android lacks several functions instead present on iOS, such as the preview of the chat without sending read receipts, the ability to blur images with the editor, the manual saving of multimedia contents, the display of the total count. of unread conversations within a chat, the reproduction of voice notes from notifications without activating the reproduced receipts.

The possibility of keeping images, videos, GIFs in your gallery that other people have deleted for everyone (must be enabled), the ability to download images from URLs and the ability to crop videos. Features present on Android and not on iOS, on the other hand, are the ability to send uncompressed photos as a document and the ability to select all chats in edit mode.

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Here is a table summarizing the differences between the two platforms:

At this point, especially given the important difference in favor of iOS, it is to be hoped that the WhatsApp developer team will work to support all the features on both platforms, eliminating the current gap.

How to try the beta versions of the app

Those who want to try out the WhatsApp news designed for Android-based devices can do so through the Play Store, by subscribing to the relevant beta testing channel (find the page dedicated to this program by following this link) or by manually installing the APK files of beta versions, which can be downloaded from APK Mirror (find the dedicated page by following this link).

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