Now some new features have been added to the beta version of the WhatsApp Android app, with the help of which you can make the photos even better. It is worth noting that these features are already present on Snapchat and other apps. Users now get the ability to write and draw on photos, and use the front flash.
In the latest beta version of WhatsApp, an update has been released for its camera. If you take photos with WhatsApp’s camera, a new editing tool will pop up after you’ve taken a photo. The new on-screen pencil and ‘T’ button will let WhatsApp users write or draw on photos. And it would be possible to add smileys too.
Let us tell you how this feature will work…
Keep in mind that this feature will work only when you take pictures with the integrated camera app in WhatsApp. The benefit of these features will not be available with the pictures taken from the camera app of the phone.
Tap the Camera app to the side of the ‘Type a message’ box. After this the home page of the camera app will appear. You can take a photo with the rear camera or front camera in your phone. After taking the photo, you will see the smiley, pencil and ‘T’ button next to the crop symbol in the top corner of the photo. It is not that you can edit only the pictures taken from the camera app of WhatsApp. In this, the facility has also been given to edit the pictures sent by someone else on WhatsApp.
As soon as you tap on the smiley button, you will see many smileys. Now you can choose any smiley of your choice, just tap on it. Your selected smiley will now appear on the photo. You can drag this smiley to any position in the photo. If you don’t like the smiley, you’ll see a back sign. You can remove a smiley by tapping on it. And you can also choose a new smiley if needed.
The ‘T’ icon is there to write something on the pictures.
The ‘T’ icon means text. Let’s say you want to write something on the picture. You tap on the ‘T’ icon. After this the keyboard layout will appear. Write the text of your choice on this. You can also drag the text to the desired location. You will see a color bar on the right side. With the help of this you can choose the color of your choice which will be the color of that text.
You can doodle using the pencil icon. There will also be an option to choose the color. You can write text or doodle with the help of this tool.
A new front-facing flash has been introduced in beta version 2.16.264. With its help, when users try to take a selfie in low light, a white flash-like effect will appear on the screen.
things to note
To use these features, you will have to use the beta version of WhatsApp on your phone. This means that these features are being tested, they have not yet been released by the company for the common users. Apart from this, to take advantage of these features, the camera app inside WhatsApp has to be used. It will not be possible to take advantage of this with the common camera app present in the smartphone.