Popular instant messaging app, WhatsApp, has constantly been rolling out new features for the users in beta version. After beta testing, the features are soon rolled out to the stable version of the app. The latest beta update adds two new features updated emoji layout and shortcut for photos. The options were already a part of iOS beta, and now they are being rolled out to Android beta app as well. Also Read - WhatsApp beta for iOS reveals changes, here's what users might getAlso Read - How to temporarily deactivate/permanently delete WhatsApp account
To begin with, WhatsApp Beta (version 2.19.18) brings photo shortcuts show in chat, set as and rotate. There are times when you are looking at shared photos in individual or group chat, and want to share them with others, or just want to highlight where it was shared in the conversation, the show in chat option can come in handy. Also Read - WhatsApp COVID-19 relief efforts: How you can get resources during the pandemic
The second option, set as.. lets you set the image as your profile photo, group icon and wallpaper. The third option lets you rotate the image without leaving the app. While the WhatsApp Beta (version 2.19.18) was rolled out a couple of days back, the company has now started rolling out WhatsApp Beta (version 2.19.21) which brings improved layout for 357 emojis.
As noted by WaBetaInfo, the update has improved the design for 21 emojis, and the same can be seen in the above image. Besides, we also recently learned that WhatsApp has been working on Authentication feature that will allow you to login to the app using your fingerprint.