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How to activate the secret camera of WhatsApp

WhatsApp It has an option that allows you to activate a “secret camera”. It is a tool to create a direct access to this service to take pictures and upload them directly to the states or share them in the chats. It should be noted that this alternative is only available for Android.


How to activate the hidden camera

There are two options available. One of them requires pressing on any free space on the home screen for a few seconds. until the term Widgets appears in the bottom margin.


Press there and a list of applications will appear, including WhatsApp. You have to enter there and you will see the camera icon. This option must be chosen and a shortcut to this tool will have been created.

The other alternative is to press and hold the WhatsApp icon until the term Widgets appearsand there select the camera so that the aforementioned happens.


What happens if this option is not found? One probability is that there is no updated version of the app. To access the latest edition of this service, you have to go to Google Play, search for WhatsApp and press the button that says “update”. If this button does not appear, and only the “open” option is visible, then it means that the latest version of the platform is already installed.

WhatsApp will stop working on some cell phones at the end of March

At the end of March the cell phones with operating system iOS 9 or earlier versions, Android 4.04 or earlier, and editions prior to KaiOS 2.4 will no longer be compatible with WhatsApp. This is due to a system update that the messaging service does every year.


Like other technology companies, every year we identify which are the most outdated devices and software and those with fewer users to decide what we stop supporting. It is also possible that those devices do not have the most recent security updates or the functionality required to run WhatsApp, ”explained in the official blog of the service.

Changes always start in January and end at the end of March. How to know what operating system the mobile has? In the case of iPhoneyou have to go to General configuration and then press “Information”. This will display the software version that is installed on the computer.

In the case of Android You have to go to Settings or Configuration then press where it says “About of the phone” and opt for “software information”. That is the route in general terms, although there may be some variation depending on the model and brand of cell phone.

On the other hand, WhatsApp notifies the user, in advance, when their operating system will no longer be supported and reminds you, in different instances, to update it.

Create unique stickers

WhatsApp Recently, it offers a new option that allows you to create stickers from the platform, without resorting to third-party services.

This tool is available on WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp Desktop for Windows. Once the sticker is created, it can be saved and also used in the mobile version.

The first step is to open WhatsApp web or the Windows version and enter a chat. Then press the clip icon and then a menu will be displayed where you have to choose what you want to send. TOThere you have to choose the option that says “Sticker”.

Doing so will open a window and you will have to choose the photo you want to use to create the desired graphic. It can be any type of content that has been downloaded to the computer or your own photos.

After selecting the photo, you will see that a series of tools will appear in the upper margin to create the sticker: you can draw, crop, rotate or write on the image. It is also possible to add the emojis. It is a very simple interface and the whole process is very intuitive. It also has a button to make and another to undo changes.


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