The instant messaging app owned by Meta WhatsApp has launched an image blur feature for certain beta users. According to a report from WaBetaInfo which is the platform online which keeps track of the latest and forthcoming features of WhatsApp and WhatsApp, the capability to create blurred images is now available to a few beta testers on desktops. This feature allows users to erase sensitive data in their pictures in a clean and efficient manner.
The report states that WhatsApp has come up with two blur tools that allow users to modify their images with an alternative blur effect. Users are also able to select the blur’s amount that the blur effect is applied with great preciseness.
WhatsApp image blur tool
WhatsApp Image blur tool was first noticed in June of this year. At present, it is available for a small portion of WhatsApp Desktop beta customers. It is expected that the feature will be made available to mobile users in the near future.
In a similar news story, WhatsApp has released an Android beta 220.127.116.11 update on the Google Play Store. It lets you forward content with captions through WhatsApp. This is applicable to videos, images, GIFs, as well as documents. With the latest update, WhatsApp Android Beta users will get a new message box that appears at the bottom of the screen to include a caption on the media that is being sent. Users can also delete the caption by tapping the dismiss icon inside their caption view.
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Recently, WhatsApp faced its ‘longest-ever outage’ on the 25th of October and left users looking for alternatives to the messaging application. It was down for users from India as well as for other countries that were unable to communicate or send messages using the application. Downdetector noted a substantial increase in complaints regarding WhatsApp service interruptions; almost 29,000 incidents were flagged by users.
The Downdetector heatmap showed WhatsApp users in the major Indian cities which included Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Kolkata were affected by the interruption. The hashtag #Whatsappdown was trending across Twitter and users were taking to the microblogging site to share funny memes regarding the subject.