A new update to WhatsApp brings several new features, now the Android app has received support Front Flash, One-Finger Video Zoom, larger Emojis, Stickers and option to draw over photos . This feature is available in the latest beta version v2.16.263 through the Google Play Store Beta Update.

Now when you are sending a photo to someone using within WhatsApp, you will see options to draw and scribble by selecting the pencil and “T” icon respectively at the top right. Also, there is a color slider that can be used to pick the color you need to doodle or write. In addition to this , you will also be able to add stickers to photos and send them.

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Further, WhatsApp now supports bigger emojis that will help to express better and have fun conversations. You can even send combinations of small, medium and large emojis in a single chat. It all depends on the amount of Emojis you are sending. The more you send, smaller will be the size of Emojis.


The update also brings other features such as, the ability to send multiple chats at once while sharing or forwarding messages. Also, your 3 frequent contacts appear on top while forwarding or sharing messages. And finally, there is an inclusion of a new front-facing flash for better selfies in the low light and dark conditions (only work if you are taking a photo using the WhatsApp camera Interface).

The latest update brings WhatsApp in line with Snapchat and Facebook Messenger which already support stickers and doodling. Let us know how do you feel about the new Update in the comment section below, If you are interested in joining beta test for Whatsapp (Android), hit this link and join.



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