WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta, has been working on a number of new features for its Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac apps. According to sources, the business is currently testing new sketching capabilities on its Android app as well as a new dark-theme color for chat bubbles on its desktop client.
New WhatsApp Features for Android and Desktop
Starting with the new drawing tools, the messaging giant is working on two new pencil tools for its image and video editor, according to a recent revelation by reputable WhatsApp source WABetaInfo. Users will be able to select the thickness of their drawings with the new pencil tools. In the screenshot below, you can see an early version of the feature.
The pencil tool in the picture/video editor on WhatsApp for Android now has two more possibilities, as shown in the image. The feature was discovered in the newest WhatsApp beta for Android (v126.96.36.199) and is still being worked on. It’ll be available in a future Android upgrade, according to reports.
The next functionality is available for WhatsApp on Windows and Mac. According to WABetaInfo, the business has begun rolling out a new update (v2.2201.2.0) for its desktop client, with the same build number as the WhatsApp UWP beta version. When using the app on a dark theme, it adds a new hue to the chat bubbles. Here’s an example of the color difference:
The new conversation bubbles have a darker shade of green than the older chat bubbles, as shown in the comparison image above. This is in keeping with the company’s prior changes to the WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS.
So, these are some of the new WhatsApp features that will be available in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for further information as these features become available to the general audience.