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WhatsApp video calls to get AR effects, filters, backgrounds

WhatsApp's upcoming features will make video calling more fun and convenient to use

By Web Desk
June 21, 2024
This representational picture shows an illustration of the WhatsApp logo. — Unsplash
This representational picture shows an illustration of the WhatsApp logo. — Unsplash

Meta has brought in three new interesting features to WhatsApp, making the messaging app more convenient and fun to use.

According to reports from WABetaInfo, the latest WhatsApp update will offer three options at the bottom of a video call — filters, backgrounds and effects.

The filter tab will offer features like softening skin textures, lightening blemishes and reducing fine lines, among others.

The filters will hide all imperfections and touch up the skin to make it look more polished without making it look fake. A low light mode feature will help improve the video quality in poorly-lit environments.

Likewise, clicking on background tab will open up several backgrounds ranging from tropical islands to furnished office rooms. This feature is designed keeping in mind remote work settings and will come in handy when users don’t want to show what’s behind or simply to add a touch of fun to video calls.

In the effects tab, users will be able to see augmented reality (AR) incorporated features similar to that on Instagram and Snapchat.

These AR filters will make video calling fun by displaying features such as party hats, party poppers, and moustaches among others.

In addition to this, WhatsApp will now enable users to send photos with high-definition (HD) as the default quality of media, eliminating the need to manually select the HD option for each photo.