New WhatsApp Update Lets Users Forward and Rewind Videos

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WhatsApp has rolled out its latest update with some new features and fixes, especially for iOS users. One standout addition is the ability to fast-forward and rewind videos, making it easier to find specific moments in a clip.

While this feature has been in testing since last year, it's now starting to appear on iOS devices. However, it's uncertain if Android users have access to the same feature, as the changelog hasn't been updated on the Google Play Store yet.

The update, which was released on March 25, introduces the ability to quickly forward or rewind a video by double-tapping its edge. WhatsApp states that this feature will be gradually rolled out to all users over the coming weeks, so don't worry if you don't see it immediately.

In addition to the new video functionality, WhatsApp has made several improvements and fixed various bugs. Users can now access the chat options menu by hovering over the chat list, and there are enhancements to spacing and hover states in Call History and Status. Other fixes include addressing issues like disappearing cursors after clicking emoji suggestions, duplicated messages when editing media captions, and app quitting problems.

Furthermore, users on Mac can now start conversations and interact with Meta AI and AI bots. The full changelog is provided below:

  • The chat options menu is visible when hovering over the chat list
  • Improved spacing and hover states in Call History and Status
  • Fixed disappearing cursor after clicking an emoji suggestion
  • Corrected quoted message text extending outside the message
  • Addressed message duplication when editing media captions
  • Resolved app quitting issue when it had expired
  • Fixed occasional absence of reactions in message previews
  • Improved toolbar visibility and Cancel button accessibility when forwarding media

While the Android version received an update on the same day, it remains uncertain if it includes the ability to forward and rewind videos directly within the app.

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