WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 126.96.36.199.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is rolling out new drawing tools to some beta testers today!
|Name of the feature?||New Drawing Tools|
|Availability?||WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52 is marked as compatible update, but some users may receive the same feature after installing the 184.108.40.206 update as well.|
|I’ve installed this update but I do not see the new drawing tools. Why?||Since WhatsApp is rolling out the feature to some beta testers today, it may be needed some time before receiving the feature for your WhatsApp account. In this case, please wait for a future update.|
|Thanks:||uyangoda_ for testing and reporting!|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for iOS 220.127.116.11: what’s new? WhatsApp is working on a new security page for end-to-end encryption, available in a future update.|
We announced that WhatsApp was working on a new interface for the drawing editor, that includes new drawing tools, in the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android 18.104.22.168 update. The same drawing editor announced in the mentioned changelog (and recently released on the WhatsApp beta for iOS 22.214.171.124 update) is now released to some beta testers after installing the new WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199 build:
What’s new? In the attached screenshot, you can see there are new drawing tools placed at the bottom of the screen: new pencils and the blur tool! The blur tool was an exclusive tool implemented on WhatsApp for iOS (as mentioned in our list about exclusive features), but it’s finally implemented on WhatsApp for Android as well! You can start using the new drawing tools if you install the latest beta from the Play Store, but if you don’t see the new drawing editor it means it is not ready for your WhatsApp account. In this case, another rollout for more WhatsApp accounts is planned at a later date.
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