According to reports, WhatsApp is beta-testing a modified camera interface that would make it simple for users to capture videos using an Android-specific button. The recently added capability will make it simple for users to switch to video recording. On older WhatsApp versions, users are currently required to hold down the shutter button. Users will also be able to move between the front-facing and rear-facing cameras while shooting a video thanks to the new camera interface in the most recent beta version.
The updated built-in camera app is being beta tested by WhatsApp as part of the Google Play Beta Program. The new dedicated video recording capability was discovered by WhatsApp feature tracker WABetaInfo. The most recent Android beta version includes redesigned icons and the ability to switch between photo and video modes.
The video recording option of the voice over IP and instant messaging service may have been inconvenient because it needed users to hold on to the shutter button in order to start and stop video recording. Users will be able to move between the front-facing and rear-facing cameras while a video is being recorded thanks to the new camera interface.
Call connections are among the new capabilities that WhatsApp just added to the programme. The messaging platform stated earlier this month that its Communities feature would be made available in all nations, including India. Group polls, one-tap video calling for up to 32 persons, and groups with up to 1024 members were also introduced.
The company has now begun testing the ability to message oneself. The instant messaging service is also working on tweaks to the group chat feature that included an automatic muting feature of groups larger than 256 member participants.