Threema for iOS: Quick media-file selection, mark chats as unread, and clone groups

24th Aug, 2017
Threema for iOS: Quick media-file selection, mark chats as unread, and clone groups

Just after Threema calls have entered the beta stage, Threema for iOS receives its next update. With version 2.10.2, iOS users get the following handy features:

Quick media-file selection

Using quick media-file selection, you send images and videos in a heartbeat: Just tap the plus symbol in a chat, and you’re presented with the latest 100 images in your camera roll. To play a video, simply tap and hold its thumbnail.

To disable quick media-file selection, navigate to “Settings > Appearance”, and toggle “Show gallery preview”.

Mark chats as unread

Chats can now be marked as unread. This is useful, for example, to create a reminder if there are still unresolved issues in a conversation. In the chat overview, swipe right on a chat to mark it as unread, and the chat will be labeled with a red dot.

Using the same swipe gesture, unread messages can be marked as read without opening a chat.

Clone groups

It’s now possible to clone groups in Threema for iOS: In the contact list, tap the “Groups” tab, select the desired group, and tap “Clone group” at the end of the member list. This creates a new group consisting of the same members as the original one. As its creator, you are the new group’s administrator (no matter who the original group’s administrator is).

This update also includes some other additions and improvements. For all the details, please refer to the change log.