WhatsApp recently introduced several new features for its Android app. Now, it is working on a new update that is focused on its in-app camera feature. The new beta version 2.16.4 overhauls the in-app camera making it closer to the Material design of Android. Also Read - How to send high-quality images on WhatsApp in simple stepsAlso Read - WhatsApp removes this feature for Android, iOS users: Know details
The updated WhatsApp, spotted by Android Police, now does away with the old big blue shutter button and flash and switch camera icons. It has also removed the Send to icon on the top. Now, it has a big white shutter button and new icons for flash and switch camera. It also has a quick access to images in gallery of the smartphone. Also Read - WhatsApp multi-device support available for Android, iOS users: How to enable the setting
There s also a small tutorial on how to take videos from the in-app camera. On long pressing the shutter button, it turns into red and starts shooting videos. Lift your finger to stop recording. The video recording feature is highly similar to the popular Snapchat app.
WhatsApp has over the years undergone several overhauls and of late the UI changes have been focused on the Material design. But the in-app camera has remained same for a very long time. Evidently, this is going to change soon. The recent beta update for the Android app brought in quick reply feature. It is highly similar to the default quick reply feature on the latest Android N. Other features included are new wallpapers, text formatting, and documents sharing to name a few.