WhatsApp for Android updated with new camera features

WhatsApp for Android updated with new camera features
The folks over at WhatsApp have just announced their messenger application for Android devices has just been updated with some important new features meant for those who like to take photos with their phones.

With the latest version of WhatsApp, users will be able to customize and improve the photos and video they want to share with friends and family. There's a set of new camera features that have been implemented in the Android version of WhatsApp, which enable users to write or draw on photos and videos.

On top of that, you will now be able to add emoji to express your feelings towards something much easier. For example, once you take a photo or video, you can now automatically see the new editing tools, so you can take advantage of the new features on the fly.

But that's not all, as the developers announced the WhatsApp camera feature now supports the front-facing flash, which should provide better results when taking selfies. The new feature will be especially useful in low light and at night.

Last but not least, the latest version of WhatsApp for Android comes with a brand new zoom feature for recording videos. In order to benefit from the new feature simply slide your thumb up and down to zoom in and out. In addition, you can now switch between front and rear facing camera by double tapping on the screen.

Keep in mind that while these new features are available to all Android users beginning today, the iPhone version of WhatsApp hasn't been updated with these new functionalities. However, the developers promised the new features will be added to the iOS app soon.

source: WhatsApp



1. GadgetGuy

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 15, 2016


7. michaelny2001

Posts: 348; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

meh... where the video calling? Facebook messenger has it and it's the same thing. FB bought whatsapp.

2. Krunal

Posts: 535; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

Great.! Thanks

3. govind_dheda

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 17, 2016

WhatsApp Introducing New Camera Feature...WhatsApp Is Cloning SnapChat’s Camera Style; You Can Doodle on Photos And Videos In WhatsApp..themobileupdates.com/news/whatsapp-is-cl​oning-snapchats-camera-style-you-can-doodle-on-pho​tos-and-videos-in-whatsapp/

5. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Seems like Facebook will slowly build up WhatsApp to be a super bloated app just like their Facebook and Messenger apps which take up hundreds of megabytes. They should let these things be downloaded as extensions or something like that to keep the base app small.

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Will try out this new features soon. WhatsApp is getting better by the day.

8. Nkukza

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

It will Take Whatsapp a 100 more years to implement a simple feature like stickers and gif support.. I still think that telegram is a better app all round, just that Whatsapp has a bigger user base, what Telegram does is the exact same thing as Whatsapp but just better and more refined. hopefully whatsapp grows in just features and not to the size of its two cousins Facebook and Messenger.

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