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WhatsApp will let you get creative, once it irons out the bugs

Once rolled out, the new WhatsApp Group Icon Editor feature will enable users to design a group icon.
Once rolled out, the new WhatsApp Group Icon Editor feature will enable users to design a group icon. (Pixabay)

WABetaInfo reports that the company is working on a new WhatsApp Group Icon Editor feature for its Android and iOS-based apps.

WhatsApp is working on a host of new features for its platform. These features like Message Reporting are aimed at helping WhatsApp users to report messages containing false information, others like New Video Controls are aimed at giving them greater control over the videos that they share on the messaging app. Now, word is that the Facebook-owned messaging app is working on a new feature that is mostly aimed at WhatsApp groups. The Facebook-owned messaging app will roll it out to the main app when it is done ironing out all the bugs.

WABetaInfo reports that WhatsApp is working on a new Group Icon Editor feature for its Android and iOS-based apps. This new feature will in effect add an editor to WhatsApp groups that will help users to get creative with their WhatsApp group display pictures. As of now, WhatsApp users can either click a new picture using WhatsApp’s built-in camera app or choose one from their phone’s gallery. But there is no way of using creative elements such as stickers or emojis as the group display picture.

How WhatsApp Group Icon Editor feature works: Once rolled out, the new WhatsApp Group Icon Editor feature will enable users to design a group icon. With the Group Icon Editor feature, users will not only be able to choose the background colour of the group display picture, but they will also be able to add an emoji or a sticker to it. WhatsApp users will also get a search emoji and search sticker functionality to easily pick their preferred emoji or sticker.

How to use WhatsApp Group Icon Editor feature: If you are using WhatsApp’s beta app, you can open Group Info and tap the camera icon to change the group icon. If you see a new option called ‘Emoji & Sticker’ button, it means you can start using the feature.

That said, WhatsApp’s new Group Icon Editor feature is available on WhatsApp beta for iOS 2.21.190.11 and WhatsApp beta for Android 2.21.20.2, but it may have bugs in it at the moment and this process will ensure they are eliminated.

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