Earlier this month, WhatsApp released an update for its Android app that allowed users to edit their photos and videos by drawing on them. This lets users customize their photos and videos more with funny drawings or messages, a feature that seems to be bringing WhatsApp closer to Snapchat’s features.
The good news is that if you are an iOS user, it looks like the update has finally made its way onto your platform a good two weeks after its Android release, which we guess in hindsight isn’t that long of a wait. The features brought onto iOS is pretty much the same as Android, so if you’ve used it then nothing’s changed.
For those who are new to it and are discovering it for the first time, the changelog for the update reads, “Now you can draw or add text and emojis to photos and videos. You can pick a brush size or font style by dragging left on the color selector. When drawing, you can also pick from two special brushes: the pixelate and color remover brushes (requires iPhone 5s+ and iOS 9+).”
Like we said, these are similar to the features offered by Snapchat. It’s actually rather interesting to see what Facebook is starting to integrate Snapchat-like features across its products, such as Messenger, Instagram, and now WhatsApp. You can get the latest update to iOS in the iTunes App Store.