After adding automatic albums in chats and the ability to send quick replies to messages in June, August looks good with filters for photos and a text status feature, an extract WhatsApp copied from Snapchat with its latest update.
The photo filters are probably the biggest of the latest updates; it lets you apply a filter to a picture, video, or GIF before you send it but I think for text lovers, your new status update would use some variety from background colours to font styles and a touch of emojis. Right now, there are only five options: Pop, B&W, Cool, Chrome, and Film, but it’s easy to imagine that WhatsApp could add more in the future.
Right now, there are only five options for the photo filters: Pop, B&W, Cool, Chrome, and Film. You can hope for more filters from WhatsApp in the future.
Additionally, if you send multiple images or videos consecutively in a chat, they’ll now be automatically grouped into a single album (as seen below) instead of a stream of multiple inline images. Lastly, you can now swipe right on an individual message in a thread to directly respond to it, which could be useful for group chats.
And oh, you also find the right emoji with the emoji search. Tap the emoji icon in a chat and tap the search icon in the bottom left for fun!
The new features are still in test modes and will be rolled out soon. Have a look at some cool screen shots below.