WhatsApp to get Insta-like image editing features

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WhatsApp has rolled out Backdrop, Restyle, and Expand options. — Reuters/File
WhatsApp has rolled out Backdrop, Restyle, and Expand options. — Reuters/File

Meta-owned WhatsApp is constantly updated to ensure that users get the best experience possible as millions of people rely on the platform for their daily communication.

AI-related updates — including stickers and chatbot — have been rolled out in beta versions of the app, but they aren’t available to everyone. In September, as per Android Police, AI-powered image editing tools were also added to the beta versions.

In the latest beta release for Android (v2.24.7.13), WhatsApp has rolled out Backdrop, Restyle, and Expand options within the photo editor window.

— Android Police/WABetaInfo
— Android Police/WABetaInfo

Android Police reported that the new features will appear when a user is posting a status update or sharing an image with someone.

A sparkle icon has been added on the top row — where other options of basic editing were already available. Once a user taps on the icon, it will display three options — Backdrop, Restyle, and Expand.

Via Backdrop, a user can enter a text for changing the background of the photo. Restyle allows a user to change the overall image and Expand will help in making the image bigger.

But since it isn’t officially available to every user, it is unclear what its final look will be like and when it will be released.