A new WhatsApp for Android release candidate is available for all users on the official WhatsApp website: the build number is 220.127.116.11.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is releasing a new camera mode for everyone!
|Name of the feature?
||WhatsApp for Android 18.104.22.168 and newer (including the latest 22.214.171.124 release candidate) are marked as compatible updates.
|I’ve installed this update but I don’t see this feature. Why?
||The new camera mode is available to everyone. Please be sure to use the correct version.
||AnonymousWP, FastenM, Hypogriff, and Saadh Jawwadh, for testing and reporting.
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In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199 update, we shared information about a new feature released to some beta testers: a new camera mode. Thanks to this feature, you can use the camera with a new experience by recording videos hands-free. After installing the WhatsApp for Android 188.8.131.52 update (and the latest 184.108.40.206 version from the Google Play Store), we can finally use the new camera mode!
As you can see in this screenshot, the camera has been redesigned by bringing the ability to switch to video mode with just a tap so you do not need to tap and hold to record videos. Thanks to this feature (that is also mentioned in the official changelog on the Google Play Store), WhatsApp is finally making it more convenient to capture videos. In addition, you can now switch from front to back camera or vice versa while recording.
Despite being a release candidate, features are typically only rolled out to a select group of individuals but this is not the case: some beta testers were already able to use the new camera mode, and it is now available to everyone after installing this release candidate. In addition, this update includes all bug fixes and performance improvements from the previous 2.23.2 beta builds. Note that there may be new release candidates soon: we will keep you updated if any additional features are made available to non-beta testers.
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