Exclusive features on WhatsApp for Android and iOS

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What’s better, in terms of features: WhatsApp for Android or WhatsApp for iOS?
In this article, we listed all the differences between features on WhatsApp for Android and iOS.


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Are you curious to discover what’s better between WhatsApp for Android and iOS? I’ve announced that I had something interesting to publish, some time ago:

Sorry to keep you waiting for so long, but the article is finally here. Some members from my Discord community have logged the differences between the two platforms in these years, but note that we didn’t list features that are already available on a platform but are under development on the other one. In this list, you will find exclusive features on a platform:

Description of the feature Android iOS
Chat preview without sending read receipts No Yes
Keep images, videos, GIFs in your gallery that other people deleted for everyone No Yes, if enabled (iOS limitation)
Blur images using the drawing editor No Yes
Save media manually No* Yes
See total unread chat count while in a chat No Yes
Play voice notes from notifications without triggering played receipts No Yes
Download images from URLs No Yes
Cropping videos No Yes
Send uncompressed photos as document directly Yes No
Select all chats in edit mode Yes No

(*) Note that some Android users have the possibility to save media manually thanks to a new “Save” feature, available in the message option.
Will the dev team work on supporting all features in both platforms, deleting these differences? We will be happy to announce the news when something listed in this article changes.


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