WhatsApp: the Android version will integrate new photo editing tools
WhatsApp is working on new improvements to its image editing tools. The Android version should also be enriched with a function exclusive to the iOS version: the blurring of photos. The functions have been pushed to the testers of the beta version of WhatsApp. The number of the latter is 184.108.40.206. Their availability should then be extended to all users.
As for Facebook and Instagram, Meta regularly enriches WhatsApp with new features. Several new features are to come. We recently relayed in our columns the upcoming arrival of a function allowing you to listen to voice messages before sending them or to listen to those you have received, even when the application is in the background. Meta would also have planned to completely revise the interface dedicated to these voice messages. Its main interest will be to facilitate the use of group calls.
WhatsApp: profile photos will soon land in iOS notifications
And it continues at the beginning of the year. Indeed, WhatsApp has just published a new beta version of its application for Android. It is numbered 220.127.116.11. And it reveals new features that will be used to edit images and videos. We owe this information to the WABetaInfo site which had the opportunity to try it before sharing an illustration image. Two tools are thus revealed: new brushes and a function to blur images.
WhatsApp is enriched with two new image editing functions
Let’s take a look at the first new feature that strengthens the application’s drawing capabilities. So far, WhatsApp only offers one brush in its built-in editor. In the beta version, there are now three : fine, medium and coarse, quite simply. It comes in addition to the option of Color change of the line already available. Of course, this may seem fair compared to the photo editors that you find natively in the smartphone. But it can bring some benefits.
The second novelty is not entirely new, since it is already available in the iOS version from WhatsApp. It is blur option. It quite simply makes it possible to reduce the visibility of all or part of a photo, and even of a video. It is a tool that is already very practical on iOS: it makes sharing easier and faster (no need to go to another application to obtain the same result). These tools are currently only available to WhatsApp beta users. But they should arrive very soon in the general version.