The latest version of Wiper (1.8) adds even more functionality on top of existing one, plus it corrects a certain behaviour that Android users may have found limiting before.
So you’re probably wondering what’s so special about the latest Wiper’s release? Well, a lot! in order to make it clear and simple, here’s a list which points out all of the app’s noteworthy features:
Wiper Feature Highlight
- Message and call your Wiper Messenger contacts anytime.
- Calls are encrypted and Wiper keeps no call log.
- Tap “Wipe” to erase a chat from your phone and your friend’s phone, instantly.
- HD sound quality on secure calls.
- Know instantly when your messages are read. (WhatsApp has recently started incorporating this as well, though you can opt out)
- Get an alert if a friend takes a screenshot of your chat.
- Play YouTube from within Wiper – search privately for music and other videos, watch or share them via the in-App player.
- *New* store, send and receive Bitcoin.
- *New* voice notes – send voice notes in a chat.
- *New* ability to take screenshots of chats in Android.
Pretty awesome! Wiper is now not only on par with its counterparts, in certain fields it even tops them.
The last time I wrote about Wiper, I had a specific issue with the Android version as you may recall – I felt as though my privileges were taken from me since I couldn’t take screenshots of chats.
Since then, I’m happy to report I’ve been contacted by Wiper’s team telling me the latest version has this issue completely resolved – thanks Wiper!
Speaking of taking privileges, as an alternative to: Enable YouTube Playback In The Background On Android, you can also use Wiper’s in-app player to achieve the same results.
Now, the only feature I personally find missing from this Wiper version in order for it to become decisively better than all current alternatives is – having an accompanying desktop app.
Wiper is available for both Android and iOS via the respective download buttons below: