Published On: Fri, Sep 9th, 2016

WhatsApp gets another big update; doodle, text and more


WhatsApp’s new beta update brings in additional features when sharing photos with friends.

WhatsApp, the single messaging platform that has been used and followed by billions around the world, has recently got another big update which allows users to do more with photos.

When you click a photo, or choose one from your gallery of existing pictures and photos, you add more content to jazz up the image before sharing it. As soon as you click a new picture or choose from the existing gallery, you can see that a few new tools are added to the window. These include doodling, adding text and inserting emojis on the photo itself.

When on the photo sharing mode, previously users could only add a caption. But now you can also add overlays of emojis and also draw with a pencil on the photo and also add your own text directly on the photo. The tool is available on the top of the photo window.

WhatsApp Doodle

The new features were included in version 2.16.260 beta and higher, and not yet available publically. It is only available to beta testers. If you want to be a beta tester and want to avail of early updates before anyone else gets it, click on the link below.

The icons available on the top comprise of step-by-step undo, crop, emoji, text and doodle (or draw). Unfortunately, you cannot increase or decrease the size of the emojis or the text you add to the photos. Deleting the emojis or the text is pretty simple—simply tap and hold on them and drag it to the top-left corner of the window where a recycle bin icon is available.

WhatsApp Doodle

The update is presently only seen on Android and iPhone users would have to probably wait a few days to see the new feature on their smartphones.

Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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