WhatsApp has introduced a new feature that lets you draw colored or plain lines and add emojis in the videos and pictures. After taking any photo, you can draw over that image or add any emoji to it with just your fingers. Moreover, you can also type a text and use it on your image or video clip. The company has also provided an option to use your front-facing flash while using the camera.
In addition to this, the app now lets you quickly zoom any picture or video just by directing your finger up or down.
Previously, this new feature was available on the beta version of WhatsApp but the messaging company has now unveiled it for everyone. These functions are presently not available to the users of iOS-based devices. You can download the latest version (2.16.260) of WhatsApp from the Google’s Play Store to use these new features.
The users now have a better option for improving the way that they communicate. Adding the doodles, emojis or text to the pictures and videos makes the communication clearer. By using the front-facing flash, the users of WhatsApp now have the option to capture more detailed and brighter images.
These new features in WhatsApp are already available on the picture messaging app Snapchat and it is not the first time that a Facebook-owned company has copied the feature from Snapchat. Just recently, Facebook introduced Messenger Day – a Snapchat-like feature on its messaging app Messenger. It enables the users of Messenger app to share filter-edited images and video clips with their loved ones and they automatically delete after 24 hours.
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Earlier, Facebook launched Lifestage, an app for youngsters that looks very similar to the Snapchat.
A few years ago, Facebook offered $1 billion to Snapchat and tried hard to buy this app, but the businesses could not merge. Although the new Snapchat-like features in the Facebook-owned companies might not attract a lot of Snapchat users to the Messenger app, the company is making good efforts to compete with the picture messaging app.