WhatsApp fixed a longstanding minor annoyance with their iOS app this week with a minor update. Before the update, trying to Send a message while offline would fail, requiring the user to go back and send the message manually after reestablishing a connection. Now, the app can queue up those messages and send them along automatically once a connection has been reestablished.
A handful of messaging and email apps, including Gmail, have already had this feature for a long time. In fact, WhatsApp users have had access to this feature for a long time, too — as long as they were using an Android phone. We’re not sure why it took so long for iOS users to get offline queues for messages, but that box can finally be ticked.
The latest WhatsApp update also bumps the limit of videos and images that can be sent at once to 30. Because they’ll be making it easier to send that many videos and images, and because those videos and images can take up quite a bit of storage, WhatsApp has also made it possible to go into settings on your iPhone and batch delete images and videos.
This story was originally published at WhatsApp on iOS Can Send Messages for Delivery When You’re Offline