WhatsApp’s Android and desktop apps are apparently gaining additional functionality. The instant chat software for Android is reportedly gaining new sketching tools and will receive additional pencil capabilities in a future version. Separately, new conversation bubble colors have been added to WhatsApp for Desktop.
The desktop app will get a new dark blue hue that will only be seen in dark theme mode. The latest Android beta of WhatsApp, according to Androidpolice (via WABetaInfo), has two new sketching pencils in the built-in picture editor.
You may now draw or doodle thicker lines on photographs or videos with the new tools. Furthermore, they provide a greater range of advice. WhatsApp currently has a restricted number of sketching possibilities. Users, for example, may only alter the color of the pencil; the thickness cannot be changed. As per the insider, WhatsApp is also planning on a blur image tool, which might be released soon.
The new features were revealed in WhatsApp beta for Android 184.108.40.206, although they are disabled by default. Because the aforementioned features are still under development, this could take a bit of time for WhatsApp beta testers to get their grips on them, as per the source.
Other drawing tools are in the works, but no details are available at this time. There’s also no word on when the public will be able to use these new tools. Regardless, they should first be sent to the WhatsApp beta channel before being extended out to the company’s huge user base. Considering WhatsApp’s ongoing advancements, Telegram provides a more feature-rich experience with features such as spoiler style, emoji replies, per-chat themes, screen sharing, and animated backgrounds.
Despite this, Meta’s messaging service has over two billion active users globally and over five billion downloads on the Play Store alone. In October 2021, Telegram’s Android app surpassed 1 billion Play Store installations, fuelled by a multi-hour WhatsApp and Facebook outage, and very doubt aided by Meta’s dubious data privacy practices.