Facebook's mobile messaging platform, WhatsApp, gets another major update with build 2.12.9 featuring 3D Touch gestures for Apple's flagship iPhones, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The new WhatsApp build enables users to analyse in-app content like videos, links, pictures, contacts cards and locations in chats through 3D Touch gestures like Peek and Pop.

WhatsApp 2.12.9
WhatsApp 2.12.9 brings 3D Touch gestures to iPhone 6s Apple

As its name suggests, Peek will allow you to zoom-out and get over-the-top view of everything, while the Pop function will zoom-in to provide a better view of the in-app features. Home screen shortcuts via 3D Touch are not yet available in this release, confirms iDownloadBlog.

WhatsApp 2.12.9
WhatsApp 2.12.9 brings 3D Touch gestures like Peek and Pop to iPhone 6s Apple

The report also adds that the 3D Touch function is disabled for previewing contents of conversation in the message list as well as for using Quick Reply feature to respond to a message from within its banner notification.

Check out the full changelog for WhatsApp 2.12.9 (below), before you consider installing the same on your iPhone:

  • 3D Touch: Support for 3D Touch on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. You can now quickly Peek and Pop pictures, videos, links, contact cards, and locations you send and receive in chats.
  • The WhatsApp interface is now mirrored and optimized for right-to-left languages like Arabic (iOS 9+).
  • Bug fixes

The complete list of languages supported in this release includes English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

All iPhone users running iOS 6.0 or later are eligible for installing the latest WhatsApp build. Interested users can go ahead and download WhatsApp 2.12.9 via the iTunes App Store.