WhatsApp is soon to roll out a new interface for the drawing feature that includes significant new drawing tools. The feature is first spotted on the iOS beta version which adds greater picture editing capabilities. The new tools include a pencil and blur tools as well. Reportedly, a report also revealed that “WhatsApp is rolling out this feature to some beta testers. More activations are planned at a later date after installing a future update.”
The latest beta version adds a new set of sketching tools to the mix, allowing users to write on photographs or alter them with unique comments and annotations before sharing them with their intended recipients. Previously, the sketching tools simply comprised a single pencil, which allowed users to share photographs with a minimal annotation experience.
WhatsApp adds new Drawing Tools
Now, WhatsApp already has blur tools previously for iOS. So, the question arises here is that what the new blur tool is going to bring. How is it different from the previous one and what is its significance of it?
The latest version gives users greater control over how they edit pictures. This also adds more scope to the flow of creativity and colourfulness you can add to your messages. Even on the beta circle, the update is only available to a limited number of people, implying that it is only in limited circulation at the moment. Hence, it may take some time to be rolled out in a stable form.
Why roll it out to some beta versions only?
WhatsApp beta is a frequent testbed for the app’s forthcoming innovations. It offers a good idea of what new features users of the stable version of WhatsApp may expect in the coming days. This also lets the brand know if users are taking interest in the latest features and innovations or not. For example, WhatsApp was believed to be testing the ability of members within a group to conduct polls in March of this year, but there was no clear schedule for its implementation. The latter is one of the numerous beta features that are currently being developed.
WhatsApp new Drawing Tools: What’s new?
According to a fresh set of pictures published by WABetaInfo in the next update, new drawing tools consist of three pencils and a blur tool. Users will be able to see both the tools in the built-in image editor. Now, how the pencil is different from the previous ones is that in the latest update the users will get three different tips for the pencil. Previously, there was the only one available with no options to change the thickness of the text. However, with the latest version, users will be able t change the thickness or scribble thicker lines on images and even videos.
Along with the pencil, a blur tool is also added to the built-in photo editor. This might be a security feature since you can conceal important information in a snapshot. So, you will be able to share it without fear of it being revealed. If the test goes well, these capabilities will most likely be included in the app in the next months.
How to use drawing tools on WhatsApp
Now that we know WhatsApp is rolling out new drawing tools very soon, knowing how to use them is equally important. So here’s a small step-to-step guide n how you can use it.
Steps to use drawing tools on WhatsApp
Step1: Open WhatsApp messenger.
Step2: Open any conversation and tap on the camera icon right next to it.
Step3: Capture an image
Step4: Tap on the pencil icon appearing in the right corner.
Step5: Pick any colour and drag your fingers on the captured image.
(This will create lines on the picture)
Now you can draw anything on the screen and then send it to the contact you like.