WhatsApp Web tests new image editing function

WhatsApp Web tests new image editing function

According to the website WABetaInfo, the website that tracks updates to the WhatsApp test program, the application is testing new image editing functions for the website and desktop version. In version 2.2130.7 of WhatsApp Web, released yesterday (8/9), it is possible to insert and draw emoji, stickers, text before sending an image.

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Although adding emoji, text and drawings to photos is an old task for those using the mobile version of WhatsApp, it was not possible to do so on the website. In addition to allowing this, WhatsApp Web allows stickers to be used in images.

According to the WABetaInfo website that has received information from several users, the news will also be available to those who use the WhatsApp application for computers. This is the latest update to the web version, which already has single-view photos made available in the recent past.

Since this feature was released last August 9, users will be getting the update gradually. So if it hasn’t updated for you yet, it’s only a matter of time.

New emoji for beta users

For those who participate in the test program and use the beta version of WhatsApp, a pack of new emoji has already been released. These emoji are similar to those that were released by Apple in April this year, when the company released the iOS 14.5 update. See below for iPhone emoji:

Last week, it was WhatsApp’s turn to release an emoji using its own design, similar to the beta update of the app. Update 2.21.16.10 brings the following emoji:

Image: WABetaInfo.

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High Quality Photos for iPhone Users

In late July, WhatsApp also released an update for iOS beta users. The option to send photos in high quality was launched in version 2.21.150.11. The option, which has already been tested by Android users, allows the user to choose from three options for uploading photos:

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  • Auto: The application will automatically detect what is the best compression on the photo to be sent.
  • Best Quality: WhatsApp will always send photos in the best quality available.
  • Data saving: With this setting, WhatsApp will always compress photos before sending them.

However, even if the user chooses “Best Quality”, it does not mean that the photo will be sent in the original quality. The WhatsApp algorithm will compress the photo less than usual. According to the WABetaInfo website, the quality will be around 80% of the original.

Also, if the resolution of the photo is more than 2048×2048, it will be resized, which will mess with the image quality.

The data saving option will compress the image even more. The option is interesting if the internet quality or even the data allowance is low, as it reduces consumption. But this option is not recommended for those who want to share nice pictures via WhatsApp.

It is also important to note that these quality options are not valid for photos published in “Status”, as they use different compression methods.

free whatsapp web

Recently announced but not yet implemented, the intention is to make WhatsApp Web smartphone independent. However, upon access for the first time, it will be necessary to read the QR code and biometric recognition from the cell phone. The change promises to bring more practicality to everyday life for users.

With the change, it will be possible to use the same WhatsApp account on four computers at the same time, which is not possible at the moment. On mobile phones, the account limit for each device will remain the same.

According to WhatsApp, the change has been tested with new users since July, but there is still no release date for all.

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