WhatsApp is working on a revamped interface for the camera: report

WhatsApp has been working on a redesigned interface for the camera experience.

According to a report by WABetaInfothe Meta-owned messaging platform released the new camera interface to some users on the latest WhatsApp beta for Android updates after releasing it on the WhatsApp beta for iOS.

WhatsApp Beta for Android has been marked as a compatible update. However, some may also use the same feature on some previous updates, according to the report.

The camera redesign and new media selector with tabs (Recents, Gallery) are being released for some beta testers who install the latest WhatsApp for Android beta updates.

New Media Selector

The new media selector is intended to help improve the way users send multiple media after taking a photo. WhatsApp will show two new tabs to make it easier to find media users want to share with their contacts or status updates.

The Recents tab will display all recent photos, videos, and GIFs in the gallery, while the Gallery tab will display all other photos, videos, and GIFs in the user’s gallery.

Additionally, the report adds that the platform did not remove the media bar from the camera as expected due to user feedback.

Communities tab

Separately, WABetaInfo also shared information regarding an exclusive new tab where users can find all of their communities in a future app update.

WhatsApp plans to introduce a Communities tab for Android and iOS. This will have a new section to list all of a user’s communities called Community Home. Other details still need to be updated.

WhatsApp plans to replace the camera tab with a new communities tab, according to the report.

The feature is under development and will be released in a future app update.

Published on

April 03, 2022