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.
Earlier this year, Whatsapp had announced that it will drop support for older smartphones by the end of this year. The company has finallyrevealed the exact devices which will miss out.
Available only in the latest beta update, the new feature will enable you to check out a video as it downloads.
These messages generally look authentic but come with a serious risk of malware activities which can further put your data.
Last month, Whatsapp introduced this video calling feature in beta version.
The new update also brings ability to play audio messages in the background.
However, Whatsapp's new status tab can only be tested if you have a rooted Android or jailbroken iOS device.
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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.