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WhatsApp has a new option to record video from the app

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The application would also get an exclusive function for the search for messages during 2023. (photo: Addictions)

The application of WhatsApp is developing new functionalities and features that are being tested in beta versions, both for devices Android as for devices iOSand on this occasion, the establishment of some specific functions for the users of the application.

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During the last months of 2022 and the beginning of the new year, some of the people who applied within the process and allowed the elaboration of the new version of the application with the inclusion of a function that allows users to develop a new exclusive feature of the function of the users’ camera that differentiates between sections dedicated exclusively to the capture of photos and those that are only to images in the form of video.

Although the WABetaInfo website states that the development of the beta tests of this application They have begun to show a different section for the capture of images in which it specifically differentiates between the photos that are currently taken and those that can be taken from the messaging platform, the application it also establishes a difference between both types of content.

WhatsApp app to take pictures.  (WhatsApp)
WhatsApp app to take pictures. (WhatsApp)

When activating the function camera directly from the devices, users will have the ability to choose between two types of capture mode depending on the Web page: one will be dedicated to Photographs and another to the videos as well as it is done on the cell phones of Manzana and in any other application that makes a difference between both forms of multimedia content.

The main method will be the classic capture of images in which the images within the gallery of the device that can be sent within the conversation will also be indicated while the secondary form not only excludes the content of Photos within the selection of videos within the Gallerybut allows the immediate capture of videos within the application.

WhatsApp replaces the shortcut to the camera function

During the development stage of the new functions of the application, the application included a new button Communitywhich replaced the shortcut to the camera function of WhatsAppso the messaging application used the space of the photo function for this new access, thus creating the need to create this new route to take Photographs natively within the app.

Currently, with the communities section active, although WhatsApp has developed a shortcut to the camera on the top right of the screen of devices using this app, this app keeps merging both ways of screenshots images instead of differentiating them as it does within the beta functions of the new update of WhatsApp.

New WhatsApp Camera button after the inclusion of Communities within the application.  (WABetaInfo)
New WhatsApp Camera button after the inclusion of Communities within the application. (WABetaInfo)

More WhatsApp updates for 2023

One of the most anticipated novelties among the users of the application, at least for the users of devices that have the iOS 16is the inclusion of a new way of searching for messages in which references to words included within the messages are not used. textsbut the date on which they were sent.

According to the WABetaInfo platform, users of WhatsApp on cell phones Manzana may use a filter dedicated to the recognition of messages by specific delivery date and it is expected that during this year the platform will incorporate it into its characteristics.

Search message by date in WhatsApp.  (photo: WAbetaInfo)
Search message by date in WhatsApp. (photo: WAbetaInfo)

To access this function, which is available within for a small group of users, they must enter the search for messages and then click on the calendar-shaped icon that will appear within the keyboard of the application. With this function, people will have the opportunity to search for messages within the parameters established by the specific text search from a date sent within a conversation.

At the moment none of the updates have an official release date to the public, but it is expected that they may appear in the global version of the platform during the 2023.

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