New camera mode coming to WhatsApp! Now record videos hands free | How-to

New camera mode coming to WhatsApp! Now record videos hands free

The new WhatsApp camera mode has been released and users will now be able to record videos hands free.

| Updated on: Jan 30 2023, 15:06 IST
In Pics: Send the best quality WhatsApp photos on iPhone, Android now; Know how
1/5 Why does WhatsApp compress pictures while sharing it? This happens because in the Settings of the application the photo upload quality is set on auto by default, and therefore, the quality of the image while sharing depends on several factors like the internet connection, size of the image, and more. The app therefore, looks to downsize the image, which affects its quality. (PTI)
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2/5 How to send the best quality photo on WhatsApp: Open WhatsApp on your iPhone or Android device and click on the three dots to go to WhatsApp Settings. From Settings you will have to select Storage and Data. After that you will have to tap on the Photo upload quality and select the Best Quality option and then click on Ok. (REUTERS)
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3/5 Meanwhile, you can also check the steps to send photos and videos on WhatsApp here: Go to WhatsApp and open an individual or group chat where you want to send the photo or video. Click on the Attach icon, then follow the steps mentioned below: (PTI)
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4/5 On an Android device, click on the gallery to select an existing photo or video from your phone. Tap and hold to select multiple images. You can also add captions to photos and videos. Swipe between photos to add captions to each one and finally click on the send icon. (REUTERS)
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5/5 While iPhone users will have to click on the plus icon and then select Photo and Video Library to select a photo or video from your iPhone's photos or albums. After selecting a photo or video, tap Add at the bottom left to select multiple photos or videos at once. (Pixabay)
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Now record hands free video on WhatsApp. (Bloomberg)

Your smartphone comes with an inbuilt camera, however, there are several other apps that require access to your phone's camera to take photos. Some of these apps include WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Telegram, and more. These mobile applications also come with unique and interesting camera modes which can be used to click stunning pictures. As per the latest update, WhatsApp is releasing a new camera mode for all the Android users.

According to a report by WABetaInfo, "A new WhatsApp for Android release candidate is available for all users on the official WhatsApp website: the build number is What's new in this update? WhatsApp is releasing a new camera mode for everyone!"

WABetaInfo had earlier informed about a new camera mode which was released to some beta testers. With the help of this feature, WhatsApp users will be able to use the camera with a new experience by recording videos hands-free."After installing the WhatsApp for Android update (and the latest version from the Google Play Store), we can finally use the new camera mode!," the report informed.

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Sharing a screenshot, it further explained that the camera has been redesigned by bringing the ability to switch to video mode with just a tap so you do not need to tap and hold to record videos. "Thanks to this feature (that is also mentioned in the official changelog on the Google Play Store), WhatsApp is finally making it more convenient to capture videos. In addition, you can now switch from front to back camera or vice versa while recording," it added.

Despite being a release candidate, features are typically only rolled out to a select group of individuals but this is not the case: some beta testers were already able to use the new camera mode, and it is now available to everyone after installing this release candidate. In addition, this update includes all bug fixes and performance improvements from the previous 2.23.2 beta builds.

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First Published Date: 30 Jan, 15:01 IST

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