Maria Montero

WhatsApp is testing new features to bring changes to the ‘Media’ menu

WhatsApp for Android beta v2.19.18 brings renewed options for users to see the “Media” section of an individual or group chat. (Image: Bloomberg)

WhatsApp is testing new features in its beta versions, according to a report from WABetaInfo. These features include changes to the “Media” section, new options for viewing media in chat, new overflow menu, new single rotation option.

All of these changes simplify the “Media” menu and reduce the number of options users see.

According to the report, WhatsApp for Android beta v2.19.18 brings revamped options for users to view the “Media” section of an individual or group chat. Now, users while browsing the images in the media section of a chat will see new options listed in the three-dot menu located in the upper right corner of the application. These options are called “Show in chat”, “Set as” and “Rotate”.

The “show in chat” option allows users to trace the chat back to where the image was originally shared. The ‘set as’ option will allow users to choose whether to set it as a group icon, wallpaper, or as their profile photo.

Finally, the “rotate” option will allow you to rotate the image several times directly from the preview screen, instead of tapping rotate left or rotate right opening the image.

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It is still unknown, as to when the company will bring these features to the open beta or final build or WhatsApp.

In related news, WhatsApp for Android beta v2.19.21, which was discovered by WABetaInfo Previously, it came with 21 new emojis and remote activation of the fingerprint authentication feature, which was disabled in previous beta versions of the company.