WhatsApp is working on new features for its messenger service. The latest WhatsApp beta suggests that there will be additional drawing tools for images and videos, as Android Police reports.
Accordingly, WABetaInfo 2 discovered new pens in WhatsApp’s built-in image editor in the latest Android beta. The icons indicate that the new pens let you draw wider lines on pictures or videos. Previously, users could only change the color of the pen, but could not increase or decrease the thickness of the pen.
Furthermore, according to the report, WhatsApp has started working on a tool for its Android app to blur images before sending them. Thus, sensitive parts of the images could be hidden. It is not yet clear when these new tools will be available to all users.
The messaging service operated by Meta has recently made some innovations. This includes the “Last online” privacy setting, which allows you to select who and if someone can see when you were last active on Messenger. For example, the default visibility of this information on Android and iOS devices has been set from “Everyone” to “My Contacts” to allow strangers to access it only with permission. In addition, WhatsApp has started to give beta users the opportunity to hide their “Last Online” status from certain contacts.
Furthermore, the company also wants to introduce a new design for voice calls, whereby functionally nothing changes, as WABetaInfo reports. All buttons and interface elements are preserved. The colorful background is replaced by a black one. It has a rounded square in the middle, in which the name or number and the profile picture of the contact are displayed. The new look should also make group calls clearer.
Besides, WhatsApp also wants to relax the restrictions on using it on multiple devices. So far, the app can be used on the desktop or in the web application, but the phone must be online and connected for it to work. A current multi-device beta makes it possible to use WhatsApp on up to 5 devices independently of each other. However, some functions will not work on every device.