WhatsApp with an aim to stay ahead of other apps have been introducing a lot of features in its platform. After releasing the voicemail feature a few days ago, the Facebook-owned company launched a few more features. The latest update was when the developers upgraded the platform with a Snapchat-like feature which included the ability to doodle or draw on top of images, and also add texts and stickers over them. But another unique feature which it has updated is the new ‘selfie flash’. While for premium smartphone users, this might not be a unique feature, but since most smartphones in the middle lineups do not have a flash in the front facing camera, this feature might be a boon, as it can help in clicking selfies even in the dark.
There is a built-in camera, with a front facing sensor which will use the display panel as a flash. When the user clicks a picture, the display goes a bright white which produces enough light to illuminate the person’s face even in the dark. To use this feature, when the user opens WhatsApp’s camera option in the selfie mode, a flash icon appears which can be used as pleased. But the fact remains that the feature’s effectiveness depends on the smartphone’s display panel brightness which eventually decides the extent and quality of the image. But since the feature is still in its beta mode, one would expect WhatsApp to work on it, to make the app better for the user on many kinds of smartphones.
Earlier, many additional editing tools were unveiled for the messaging app. It included a new pencil and the text buttons on the display screen which allows users to doodle, draw, and write on top of the photo and also select various colour to do the same. This feature first used by Snapchat has already been launched in Instagram with the name Instagram stories.