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Send WhatsApp Messages Offline

A new update for the iOS version of WhatsApp is out and contains some awesome improvements. One of these is sending messages without an internet connection. The message(s) will be delivered as soon as there is an internet connection again. Thanks to this improvement you don’t have to wait for Wi-Fi or phone service anymore in order to type a message and send it.


Install the latest version of WhatsApp in order to use this trick. This means specifically version 2.17.2 (released Jan 26, 2017).

To install the available app update, open the App Store on your iPhone, tap Updates at the bottom, and choose Update All at the top.

Send WhatsApp messages offline

If you are on the go and there is a dead zone with no WiFi in reach, you can finally queue messages in WhatsApp. They won’t be sent right away, because there you are offline, but you can at least press the sending button. So they will be sent later on. Once you are connected to the internet again, WhatsApp will send your messages automatically.

To send a WhatsApp message offline, you can enter the message as usual and tap the arrow as usual. Before this update you were unable to send a message without internet connection, because the sending button was grey and disabled.

The message will be queued and transmitted as soon as your iPhone is connected to the internet.

If you return later to see if your message has been sent, you can check the icon next to the time.

  • A clock icon symbolizes that the message has not been sent yet.
  • A check mark means that the message was sent.
  • Two check marks imply that the message was delivered.
  • Two blue check marks signify that the message has been read by the receiver.

Therefore, your message has to show at least one check mark in order to be sent. Everything else is out of your hands and depends on the internet connection of the receiver or when the person reads your message. Don’t forget, that you may not see the blue check marks, because you have deactivated the read receipts or the receiver has turned them off on his/her iPhone.

Read more about the meaning of the grey/blue check marks in WhatsApp…

WhatsApp in App Store

WhatsApp Messenger
WhatsApp Messenger
Developer: WhatsApp Inc.
Price: Free
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