WhatsApp is unquestionably at the top of the list of instant messaging apps. Because of its acquisition by Meta, the app’s functions have expanded beyond texting. WhatsApp has taken components from its sister apps, Facebook and Instagram. The current beta version of the program now includes text editing capabilities for images similar to Instagram, allowing users to add more customized touches to their shared content.
The latest beta version of WhatsApp (v18.104.22.168) has a new text editor interface that allows users to add text to an image delivered to a contact or as a status update, according to WABetaInfo. Although this functionality was already included in the app, the new update adds additional functions and text editing options that improve the user experience.
WhatsApp now has at least seven font variations, including Calistoga, Courier Prime, Damion, Exo 2, and Morning Breeze. Users can select their favorite font from a menu above the keyboard, avoiding the need to push a single button to switch between fonts repeatedly. The new fonts are similar to those seen on Instagram.
Furthermore, the most current beta version of WhatsApp offers the ability to change the color of the text backdrop, allowing for greater text visibility in high-contrast conditions. Users can also utilize this functionality to distinguish the specific text. Additionally, the current version has text alignment features similar to word processors, allowing users to position the reader to the left, right, or center. Only the center alignment option was previously provided.
According to WABetaInfo, the new text editor interface is being rolled out in phases to beta testers, so it may take some time before it appears on Android smartphones. However, including this functionality in the most recent beta version signals that it will be accessible in the app’s stable version shortly. These new capabilities expand WhatsApp’s already robust messaging experience, giving users even more power and flexibility in communicating.