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WhatsApp Is Reportedly Testing New Drawing Tools

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WhatsApp is striving to add new features to its platform, and we continuously hear about possible features that are in the launch queue. The latest reports suggest that WhatsApp is working on new drawing tools for images and videos.

According to Androidpolice (via WABetaInfo), the newest Android beta of WhatsApp contains two new drawing pencils in the built-in image editor. The new tools allow you to draw or scribble thicker lines on images or videos. Moreover, they offer broader tips.

WhatsApp is now offering limited options for drawing. For example, users can only change the color of the pencil, and it is not possible to change the thickness.

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Of course, this is not the only tool that WhatsApp is working on. As per the report, a new tool for blurring images will be added to the built-in image editor. This could be a safety feature as you can blur the confidential information in a screenshot and send it without being worried about disclosing your information. If the test is successful, these features will probably come to the app in the next few months.

The Meta-owned messaging app is still lagging behind Telegram in terms of adding new and innovative features. After many criticisms over privacy in WhatsApp, the company has tried to add some new privacy-driven features. In July 2021, tipster reveled that WhatsApp tries to add a view once feature.

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WhatsApp adds new drawing tools to its built-in editor

A few days ago, We reported that WhatsApp is testing Message Reactions, and this feature may be added to the original app soon. However, Message Reactions and new drawing tools are all in the beta stage and still have a long way to go before the official unveiling.

Over the past few months, WhatsApp has undergone many changes, including the addition of the Novi payment system, a change in the video calling interface, and support for multiple devices.

It is a fact that WhatsApp is slower to develop new features than competitors such as Telegram and Signal. Telegram has recently launched a major update and easily attracts dissatisfied WhatsApp users.

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New changes show that WhatsApp feels threatened and wants to keep up with the competition. In terms of users and number of downloads, WhatsApp is superior to Telegram. Still, Telegram has shown that it can beat any competitor even if a large company like Meta supports this competitor.