WhatsApp working on new drawing tools for images and videos

WhatsApp has been steadily adding new features to its app to supply a safer and richer messaging experience. It also has several upcoming features still under development, including a refined voice call interface, payments with Novi integration within the US, and multi-device support. Now, the most recent WhatsApp beta for Android points to the service engaged on another new feature, albeit a minor one: additional drawing tools for images and videos.

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WABetaInfo discovered two new drawing pencils — for a complete of three — in WhatsApp's built-in image editor within the latest Android beta. The icons indicate that the new pencils could offer broader tips, allowing you to draw or scribble thicker lines on images or videos. WhatsApp currently allows users to alter the pencil color but there is no choice to increase/decrease its thickness. 

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The report further adds that WhatsApp has started engaged on a tool for its Android app to blur images. this could make sharing screenshots and photos easier, as you'll be able to blur out the sensitive parts before sending them.

There are some additional drawing tools in development, but there isn't any information about them yet. There's also no clarity on when these new tools are going to be available to the general public. Nonetheless, they ought to first make their thanks to the beta channel before being extended to WhatsApp's massive userbase.

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Despite the raft of improvements being actively developed by WhatsApp, Telegram offers a more feature-rich experience with options like spoiler styling, emoji reactions, per-chat themes, screen sharing, and animated backgrounds. Nonetheless, the Meta-owned messaging service has roughly two billion active users worldwide and over five billion downloads on the Play Store alone. as compared, Telegram's Android app crossed the 1 billion Play Store installs mark in October 2021, fueled by a multi-hour WhatsApp and Facebook outage and little doubt helped by Meta's questionable data privacy policies.

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