New WhatsApp tools coming for Android and desktop

    WhatsApp to roll out new drawing tools in a future update for its Android users and new chat bubble colors for the Desktop version.
    By HT TECH
    | Updated on Jan 18 2022, 12:19 PM IST
    New WhatsApp tools will be rolled out in an upcoming update.
    New WhatsApp tools will be rolled out in an upcoming update. (Shutterstock)
    New WhatsApp tools will be rolled out in an upcoming update.
    New WhatsApp tools will be rolled out in an upcoming update. (Shutterstock)

    Instant messaging app, WhatsApp is reportedly working on new tools for its Android as well as desktop versions. The WhatsApp app is said to be introducing new drawing tools and new pencil tools in a future update for its Android users while the Desktop version will be receiving new chat bubble colours. WhatsApp desktop version will also get a new dark blue colour which will be only visible while using the dark theme mode.

    As per a report shared by app update tracker WABetaInfo, WhatsApp’s new drawing tools will allow users to add new pencils to draw on images and videos in the future update. As of now WhatsApp has a single pencil to draw. However, the future update will get two new pencils – one thinner and one thicker than the existing pencil.

    WhatsApp is working on a blur image tool

    The report also mentioned that the app is also working on a blur image tool. The new features are expected to be rolled out in WhatsApp beta for Android 2.22.3.5 update. The portal mentioned that all these features are under development and hence, there is no exact date for the release to beta testers.

    https://wabetainfo.com/whatsapp-beta-for-android-2-22-3-5-whats-new/

    WABetaInfo, in another report mentioned that the instant messaging app is bringing new colour to its Windows and macOS apps in its WhatsApp beta for Desktop 2.2201.2.0 update. While the new colour scheme will be visible in the dark theme, the chat bubbles are expected to be greener compared to the existing colour. The new update is also likely to bring colour changes to other elements of the app such as the chat bar and background colour which reportedly have a blue tinge.

    https://wabetainfo.com/whatsapp-desktop-beta-2-2201-2-whats-new/

    The app has been reportedly planning to bring some more features to enhance its users’ experience. Like last year, instant messaging apps will also release several useful features. WhatsApp for iOS will reportedly get new notification settings that will allow users to manage which notifications they want to receive – either for individual or group chats. This will also enable users to manage notification sounds. Moreover, the app will also be rolling out message reaction features like Instagram and Facebook.

     

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    First Published Date: 18 Jan, 12:19 PM IST
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