When it comes to media sharing, WhatsApp is no stranger in the game, especially with their recent feature updates, indicating where their focus is right now. One of these features include photo filters that iPhone users have been playing around with since June. However, Android users are yet to receive this feature, and now it looks it looks almost certain that it’s arrival to Android is not too far away.
Android Police has reported that the photo filter feature was spotted in WhatsApp Android beta version 2.17.297, however was later removed with the follow-up version 2.17.298. Strangely enough, a tipster known as Moshe E has shared images of the feature working on the Android beta app.
In beta mode, the feature worked in a very similar fashion as it dis on the iPhone. Users who wish to add the photo filters can select a photo, video, or GIF, and swipe up. Swiping up will pull out five photo filters that you can choose from. These are Pop, B&W, Cool, Film, and Chrome, but we assume WhatsApp will add more in the future, especially once it hits the stable version of Android as well.
Good news and Bad news…
Bad News: At the moment, the feature is not seen in the latest version of WhatsApp beta, so prepare to be disappointed.
Good News: The feature has been on the iOS app since two months, and it should arrive for Android users soon, so hold tight.
If you can’t wait to try this photo filter feature out, download the APK Mirror for WhatsApp Android version 2.17.297, and stop the app from auto updating on Google Play.