WhatsApp is releasing a new text editor experience on Android beta


After releasing the latest WhatsApp beta for Android update through the Google Play Beta Program, that brings useful information about the ability to create a newsletter in the future, WhatsApp is now rolling out a new text editor experience to some beta testers!


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? New text editor
Status? Rolling out
Compatibility? WhatsApp beta for Android is marked as a compatible update.
I’ve installed this update but I don’t have this feature. Why? This feature has been released to some beta testers. In case you don’t have this feature, please wait for a future update.
Thanks: Uyangoda_, for testing and reporting!
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Previous news? WhatsApp beta for Android what’s new? WhatsApp is working on the ability to create a newsletter!


In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android update, we announced a new feature under development: a revamped text editor. Thanks to this feature, it would have been possible to edit images, videos, and GIFs by using new tools and fonts. The feature is also in development on WhatsApp beta for iOS but, after installing the latest WhatsApp beta for Android update from the Play Store, we can finally announce that some beta testers may be able to get this feature:

As you can see in this screenshot, you need to open the text editor to check if the new experience is available for your account. In case the feature is enabled for your WhatsApp account, you will finally be ready to edit photos, videos, and GIFs using new tools such as:

  1. The ability to easily switch between different fonts by tapping one of the font options shown above the keyboard. Although it was already possible to change the text font, WhatsApp is now making it easier to quickly select the font you want.
  2. Text alignment can now be changed to the left, center, or right, giving users more control over formatting text within images, videos, and GIFs.
  3. Users can change the text background color, which makes it easier for users to differentiate important text from the rest.
  4. Some new fonts have been released to beta testers, such as Calistoga, Courier Prime, Damion, Exo 2, and Morning Breeze.

The new text editor is available for some beta testers that install the latest beta version of WhatsApp for Android today, and it is also available for some businesses on WhatsApp Business. Note that in case you don’t have this feature enabled for your account, it is rolling out to even more people over the coming weeks so it’s just a matter of time.

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