You may not be able to use WhatsApp photo, video sending option the old way

Your WhatsApp photo and video sending option is set to change soon, WABetaInfo reported.

| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 23:47 IST
You will have to change your WhatsApp photo and video sending process. (Shutterstock)
You will have to change your WhatsApp photo and video sending process. (Shutterstock)

WhatsApp never seems to be off work! It looks to be always working on something or the other and rolling out new features. And now, WhatsApp is all set to roll out a new update through the Beta Program - version The WhatsApp update is regarding the likelihood that it may redesign the media picker soon. That means it may change how WhatsApp photos, videos, and other media are sent to your contacts. The feature is said to be under development and may be available in future updates to WhatsApp beta for Android users. The likely change in WhatsApp photo and video sending option, was revealed in a WABetaInfo report

WABetaInfo shared a screenshot that hints that the WhatsApp update will be all about a complete makeover of the media pickers feature. The new WhatsApp media picker will have two tabs, Recents and Gallery, to make it easier to find the media that you want to share with your contacts or to upload on your status. The Recents tab will show all the recently clicked photos, videos, GIFs from your gallery, while the 'Gallery' tab will show the rest of the other media files from your phone.

Also, WhatsApp users need to note that the redesigned media pickers won't be applicable to share media within a chat, but will be available to share from the option where you take a photo from an in-app camera, WABetaInfo mentioned. Right now, you can click photos with the in-app camera and share them with your contacts or groups or allow you to share them on your Status. But the new media picker will add the two new tabs here to share your media files more conveniently. This will also allow you to pick multiple media files at once.

 Unlike several other features, the new Media Picker is also under development. But according to the report, it will be available in the future updates of WhatsApp. In addition to the new media picker, WhatsApp is working to add two-step verification to its desktop app and web version too. This will be really helpful in case you lose your phone or forget the PIN. You will be able to simply restore it by requesting a reset link.

WhatsApp already rolled out several new features to its application in recent weeks. Recently, the Meta-owned messaging app added a UPI QR code for Indian users to directly pay by scanning. Besides that, WhatsApp added a pause button to voice messages to record, resume and listen to the recording, before sharing it.

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First Published Date: 29 Jan, 18:55 IST