To make WhatsApp even more exciting for its users, the Facebook-owned app has come up with a new feature. Emulating Snapchat, it recently introduced new ways to customise and enhance photos and videos.

In a blog post on Monday, WhatsApp announced the new features:

"Whether you’re drawing a big red heart to show how much you miss someone or adding your favorite emoji - sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. Try adding text too, and change the color and font style," the post said.

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So what will users be able to do?

  • Users will be able to write and draw directly on a photo or video, as well as add emojis to them. You’ll see the new options for customizing photos and video in the app after clicking a photo or video or sharing one already stored on your device.
  • The new WhatsApp camera will also now support front-facing flash as well which promises to improve the quality of a selfie even in low light conditions.
  • The update will also allow users to zoom just by sliding your finger up and down, or you can quickly switch between front and rear-facing cameras by double tapping.

The feature is currently available for Android users, and is expected to arrive soon to iOS.