WhatsApp Beta iOS 220.127.116.11 Update Adds New Drawing Tools
The most recent WhatsApp beta for iOS appears to make it easier for users to access sketching and blur tools on photographs.
A new WhatsApp beta for iOS is now available, which adds more picture editing capabilities to the app's iOS version. The new version gives users more options for editing photographs with pencil and blur tools, continuing the Meta-owned app's ambitions to make WhatsApp a comprehensive communication and media ecosystem of sorts. Even in the beta circle, the update is only available to a limited number of users, for the time being, implying that it is only in limited circulation – and may therefore take some time to be rolled out in a stable build.
WhatsApp beta drawing tools
The latest beta update introduces a new set of sketching tools, allowing users to write on photographs or alter them with unique comments and annotations before sharing them with specific contacts. Previously, the sketching tools just included a single pencil, allowing users to provide a limited annotation experience while sharing photographs.
According to a new set of screenshots published by WABetaInfo on the next version, three pencil gauges will be added to WhatsApp's image editor interface. This set also includes a blur tool, which has been moved from below the colour picker bar to beside the pencil tools. The latter is also displayed as a bottom bar when a user selects an image to be shared within the app.
It remains to be seen when this functionality will be implemented in the future. More sketching features in the WhatsApp beta version for iOS will provide users more flexibility to annotate images, making it easier to customise screenshots and exchange documents within a group, for example.
WhatsApp beta is a frequent test bed for prospective app updates, providing a good indicator of what new features users of WhatsApp's stable version may receive in the following days. WhatsApp was testing the ability for users within a group to conduct polls in March of this year, and it was claimed to be under development with no clear date for its distribution. The latter is one of the beta features being developed at the moment.