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WhatsApp is working on a new text editor feature for its drawing tool: Report


WhatsApp, the popular cross-platform instant messaging app run by Meta, is said to be working on a new feature for iOS that will provide more options for the drawing tool. The service was recently spotted working on a text editor feature for the drawing tool in the latest beta update available on TestFlight for iOS. An upcoming text editor feature will provide new fonts and tools to improve the functionality of the graphic editor. It will enable users to change text fonts in one click. Recently, the company was also seen working on an expired group feature for iOS users.

According to a recent report by feature tracker WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is working on a new text editor feature that will bring new fonts and text formatting to the drawing tool. It made selecting fonts easier by just clicking on the available options on the keyboard. Users will also be able to change text alignment as well as text formatting within images, videos, and GIFs. In addition, users will also be able to change the background color of the text.

New fonts that will be introduced in a future update of WhatsApp for iOS include Calistoga, Courier Prime, Damion, Exo 2, and Morning Breeze. The feature was spotted in development on WhatsApp beta for iOS update via TestFlight. However, beta testers will not be able to try out the text tool, as it is still under development.

Recently, the platform was also spotted working on the ability to set group expiry date for WhatsApp for iOS. Once enabled, users will be allowed to set expiration dates for group chats – 1 day, 1 week, or a custom date. After the specified expiration date, users will receive a notification to clean up the collection. The expiry date can also be removed or reset accordingly.

Notably, the feature will only be applicable to other group participants. The feature was spotted on WhatsApp Beta for iOS Both of these features are under development and there is no word from WhatsApp on when they will be rolled out to users.

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Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.