For some time now, there have been rumors that WhatsApp is developing a text editing feature for its messaging app. Previous reports have indicated that the feature was being tested on both iOS and Android platforms.
However, a recent report indicates that the feature is now being made available to a limited number of beta testers on Android. Unfortunately, iOS users will have to wait a bit longer for the feature to be released. Additionally, there are reports that WhatsApp is also working on a message-editing feature.
WABetaInfo, a WhatsApp update tracker, has revealed that users will soon have access to new creative tools that allow them to edit images, videos, and GIFs using various fonts and tools. The text editor is currently available to a limited number of beta testers who have updated their Android app to version 18.104.22.168.
Users can now swiftly switch between various fonts by selecting from the options displayed above the keyboard, as per reports on the new WhatsApp feature. While changing font types was already feasible, WhatsApp has now made it more user-friendly for people to select their preferred fonts.
Additionally, the new feature includes an option for setting text alignment to left, center, or right, thereby allowing users more flexibility in formatting text within images, videos, and GIFs.
In addition to font and text alignment options, the new WhatsApp feature will also allow users to change the background color of the text. This could help in highlighting crucial information within the text.
According to the report, Calistoga, Courier Prime, Damion, Exo 2, and Morning Breeze are among the new fonts that have been introduced for beta testers to choose from.
As per the WABetainfo report, WhatsApp plans to expand the availability of the text editing feature to more users in the upcoming weeks. Furthermore, the report suggests that a similar feature is being tested on iOS devices, indicating that an iOS version of the text editing feature will soon be released for beta testing as well.
WhatsApp is also testing an edit message feature that will come with a dedicated alert visible to all chat participants. The edited message will be labeled with the word “edited,” similar to how deleted messages are currently labeled in chats.