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Everything we know about the new WhatsApp image and video interface

Everything we know about the new WhatsApp image and video interface
Russell Kidson

Russell Kidson

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.

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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. 

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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.

Russell Kidson

Russell Kidson

I hail from the awe-inspiring beauty of South Africa. Born and raised in Pretoria, I've always had a deep interest in local history, particularly conflicts, architecture, and our country's rich past of being a plaything for European aristocracy. 'Tis an attempt at humor. My interest in history has since translated into hours at a time researching everything from the many reasons the Titanic sank (really, it's a wonder she ever left Belfast) to why Minecraft is such a feat of human technological accomplishment. I am an avid video gamer (Sims 4 definitely counts as video gaming, I checked) and particularly enjoy playing the part of a relatively benign overlord in Minecraft. I enjoy the diverse experiences gaming offers the player. Within the space of a few hours, a player can go from having a career as an interior decorator in Sims, to training as an archer under Niruin in Skyrim. I believe video games have so much more to teach humanity about community, kindness, and loyalty, and I enjoy the opportunity to bring concepts of the like into literary pieces.

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