Even though the latest addition of photo editing tools to WhatsApp Web and Desktop App is giving so much excitement to its users, it does not have the ability to add filters on photos yet.
WhatsApp Web and Desktop App latest update
Same with WhatsApp Android and iOS, the web and desktop app’s ‘Drawing Tools’ can now allow the users to add text to the image, add emoji, doodles, and even add stickers! However, Web users still cannot edit videos, which includes making short clips of their videos.
Apparently, WhatsApp’s beta version 18.104.22.168 is adding brand new emojis to the messaging app that was reported in April. And not so long ago, the update made its way to iOS.
WhatsApp’s Drawing Tools
According to news18.com, users can access the app’s drawing tools at the topmost part on WhatsApp web page once they upload a photo and they can also use other available tools such as the cropping tool, together with the undo-shortcut key.
The newest improvement of the application happened after WhatsApp added Archived Chats 2.0 and View Once. The upgraded Archived Chats allows the users to put their conversations to archive permanently. Meanwhile, the latter allows the user to send an image or a video and once the receiver opens it, the file will automatically disappear once viewed.
Archived Chats would appear to the usual window after receiving messages. In addition to that, users can still go back to its old process:
- Go to Settings
- Proceed to Chats
How to use the application’s Drawing Tools
To fully experience the drawing tools of WhatsApp on the web or desktop, developers stated that users should download the app’s latest version 2.2130.7. It is the update of the app that launched the imaging features.
Steps on how to access Drawing Tools:
- Select a photo or image you want to send
- Click the editing or drawing tool button
- Add text, stickers, emojis, doodles to your chosen photo
- Send your now edited photo to your friends or loved ones
In a different report, WABetaInfo also stated that WhatsApp Beta app’s latest 22.214.171.124 version has already been updated in the Google Play Beta Programme, bringing in a new set of emojis. While Android users of the application are still waiting for the availability of the additional emojis, Apple has already released the new emojis back in April with its iOS 14.5 version.
WhatsApp’s addition of photo editing tools to its web and desktop application is making things more convenient for the users. Together with the View Once and Archived Chats platforms of the application, they can now enjoy the comfort of editing and sending their photos or videos with a desktop, and not just with a phone!