Interestingly, the update house a lot of other features which are not mentioned in the changelog.
Whatsapp has started rolling out a new update which brings in a bunch of new features including new camera features and sharing options.
"Today we're introducing new ways to customize and enhance the photos and videos you share with friends and family around the world. With WhatsApp's new camera features, you can now write or draw on photos and videos, as well as add emoji to express yourself," WhatsApp said in a press note.
When you capture a new photo or video or share one that's already on your phone, you'll automatically see the new editing tools. You can add emojis or text, or change the color and font style.
The WhatsApp camera feature now supports the front-facing flash. Zooming feature has also been included in the update for recording videos - just slide your finger up and down to zoom in and out. And to quickly switch between front and rear facing cameras, double tap on the screen.
These new camera features will be rolling out on Android phones starting today and for iPhones it will be released soon.
With a claimed user base of over 100 million, actual visibility of Hike is strangely low, going by anecdotal observations and checks. But the app continues to match WhatsApp feature for feature. Will the fight spill out visibly finally?
Android users will the one to receive the update first followed by iOS.
The update is only available in a beta version (v2.16.316 onwards) of the messenger. So if you are registered with Whatsapp's Beta Programme you will soon be notified of a new update.
When it was taken over by Facebook, WhatsApp promised to guard user's privacy.
Currently, the update is available on iOS platform only but it's likely to come on Android soon.
The Call back and Voicemail features are the add-on to the voice calling feature only.
Whatsapp is also reportedly trying to add a new feature to its app which will enable users to send group invites through links, QR codes and NFC tags.
Whatsapp has just rolled out its end to end encryption facility which may lead to its ban in India.
Earlier, encryption was applied to only messages but now calls, photos, videos, group chats etc are all encrypted.