Meta is developing a variety of new features for its instant chat messenger WhatsApp. One of the improvements being worked on is enhancing the way users take photos and videos within the chat messenger. However, this feature is still under development and not yet available to users.
Currently, a tap on the circle captures a photo and a ‘tap and hold’ starts recording a video. However, many users are confused when using this feature for the first time. To address this, Meta is developing two different modes for capturing photos and videos within the app to make it more intuitive for users.
In Photo mode, you will be able to capture a photo by simply tapping on the circle, as before. From here, you’ll be able to send photos directly to your contacts. In Video mode, you will be able to start recording a video by simply tapping the circle, eliminating the need to use ‘tap and hold’ to record footage. You will have the flexibility to switch between these two modes at your convenience.
The WhatsApp news update service WABetainfo has discovered that WhatsApp is currently developing Camera and Video modes for its Android and iOS apps. However, these features are still in the development stage and are not yet available for use.
It is unclear when Meta will officially announce these improvements, but it is possible that WhatsApp beta users will have access to them before the general public. Since testing of these new modes first began on the Android app, it is likely that they will be released first on Android before being rolled out to iOS.