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WhatsApp update adds filters for editing videos, photos


WhatsApp has added a pair of new features designed to encourage you to share more pictures through it.

The messaging app now offers a selection of filters, which you can use to edit your photographs, videos and even GIFs before sharing them.

It’s a mildly surprising move, but it is clearly designed to keep younger users engaged.

Five filters are currently available – Pop, B&W, Cool, Chrome, and Film – but it’s highly likely that more will be rolled out gradually.

WhatsApp has also started organising pictures a lot more neatly.

Previously, collections of pictures would be stacked on top of each other in a conversation, pushing the latest text messages way out of view.

When you share multiple images now, they’ll appear within a much more compact grid.

If you happen to be sharing a lot of pictures at once, those that can’t appear within a plus sign and a number in the bottom-right square will represent the grid.

The update brings WhatsApp even more in line with Instagram. Facebook owns both companies, and both recently added stories-style ephemeral features, which were taken from Snapchat.

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