Thanks to its new camera update, WhatsApp is starting to resemble Snapchat more and more. While WhatsApp and Snapchat are both popular messaging apps, the latter gained a large fan base after offering users the possibility of editing their pictures and videos, concentrating on giving them the opportunity of personalizing their every message. Now, WhatsApp is planning on doing the same.
After its latest update, WhatsApp allows its users to insert emojis, text, and even doodles on their pictures and videos. The best part is that both old and new data can be edited and sent, the update allowing the users to customize old pictures and videos that were already stored in the mobile device as well as pictures and videos taken through the camera features from within the app.
Now, when you open your WhatsApp application and try to insert a media file, you find new icons located at the top of the screen. All of them are meant to help the user edit their videos and images. Furthermore, the new update offers a wider variety of fonts and colors for the captions.
By trying to provide the best user experience on the market, WhatsApp now supports the front-facing flash on Android phones. According to the developers, this new feature makes the “perfect selfie” a possible thing during both day and night.
Additional new options include the possibility of zooming in while recording by sliding a finger on the screen. Double-tapping will allow the users to switch from the front camera to the rear one, and vice versa.
This is not the first time when an app copies Snapchat’s features. Facebook tried numerous times to create smaller apps that offer the same options as Snapchat, but they were not as popular as expected. Currently, the social media platform is offering customization features on its mother-app.
Snapchat first debuted as a service available only in the United States, while WhatsApp is used across the world, so it was a bit surprising to see the latter trying to copy the former. However, customization is the latest trend in mobile apps, so maybe WhatsApp was just going with the flow.
What about you? Do you use WhatsApp and Snapchat? Which one do you prefer?
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