Whatsapp users worldwide will be blessed with a new feature that enables users to record videos faster. The popular instant messaging app will introduce an easy switch between camera and video mode with the new switch camera mode feature.
- Users will be able to switch to video or camera mode quickly to record or capture content faster
- The feature came out on an older version of WhatsApp beta for Android
- As of now, the switch camera mode is in its developing stages on Whatsapp beta for iOs and will be launched soon
The news was first announced by WABetaInfo, the website that keeps tabs on new WhatsApp releases. The current version of Whatsapp allows a user to tap and hold to record a video, a flow slightly complicated when a long video needs to be recorded.
However, you can access video mode with a single tap once the feature is out. Capturing videos will become easier and faster on Whatsapp.
What is Whatsapp’s new camera mode? When will it be launched?
According to WABetaInfo, Whatsapp’s new switch camera mode is reportedly being tested on the iOS beta app. The camera button allows a user to press and hold to record videos on the app but the new feature will enable users to switch between picture and video mode with a single tap.
With a single tap instead of pressing and holding, the new update will create an easier flow between the picture and video modes. Users won’t have to leave the chat and access the camera app on the phone to click longer videos.
The feature came about in a previous version of Whatsapp beta for Android. Now, the messaging app is testing the update in the iOS beta app too.
The report revealed that the platform submitted a new update through the TestFlight beta program, and the version went up to 126.96.36.199. The same version is marked as 188.8.131.52 in the WhatsApp Settings and the TestFlight build reads 23.1.0 (437625963).
Whatsapp has not yet provided any date or time of its release.
Other updates on Whatsapp
The platform now provides a solution for users who fall into ‘accidental’ messaging situations. The new feature called ‘Accidental Delete’ is for Android and iPhone users.
Users will also have five seconds to undo deleted messages. Similar to the feature available on Gmail or other email services where a sent mail can be unsent, Whatsapp users can undo deleting messages.
Group voice calls of up to 32
WhatsApp allows voice calls among two people and groups too. With the new update, the Meta-owned platform will allow users to join group voice calls of up to 32 members.
Disable notifications for calls
WhatsApp will launch a new feature for WhatsApp for Windows Desktop client where it allows users to disable notifications for calls. Only select beta testers on WhatsApp beta for Windows version 2.2250.4.0 will be able to access it.
WhatsApp will allow users to migrate chats from one Android device to another without assistance from Google Drive. The device-to-device chat transfer will take place using QR codes.
It can be accessed through WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Chat transfer to Android. When a QR code is generated on the new device, it needs to be scanned on WhatsApp on the old phone.
WhatsApp’s new block shortcut feature will exist within notifications. Users can block contacts by using the shortcut accessible within the chat option.
The option will be visible only when there are messages from unknown and untrusted contacts. It will not be visible for trusted contacts because the user might tap on the option accidentally.
Detect text within images
The Meta-owned messaging platform can detect text within images in chats on iOS 16 available to only beta users. Users can open an image that contains text and check if the text detection button appears. If the button is visible, you can extract the text from images.
Whatsapp Camera FAQ
Can you save sent pictures and videos on Whatsapp?
Yes, you can save sent pictures and videos from the “Media” section within the contact’s profile on the app.
Can you save view once media on Whatsapp?
No, you can’t forward, star, save, or share photos or videos that were sent or received when view once media is enabled. However, screenshots can always be taken on the device.