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WhatsApp Rolling Out Text Editor Features to Android Beta Testers

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WhatsApp is reportedly rolling out a text editor feature to select beta testers on Android. The feature, which had been previously tested on both Android and iOS platforms, will allow users to edit images, videos, and GIFs using new tools and fonts. The text editor will be available only to WhatsApp on Android users for now, but it is expected to be rolled out for iOS users soon.

The WhatsApp update tracker WABetaInfo in a post confirmed that WhatsApp’s new creative tools will help users to edit images, videos, and GIFs by using new tools and fonts offered with the new feature. It also confirms that the text editor feature is now available for select beta testers along with the Android 2.23.7.17 update.

With the new text editor feature, WhatsApp users will be able to add text, emojis, and stickers to their images, videos, and GIFs, making it easier for them to express themselves creatively. This feature is likely to be popular among users who frequently share media files on WhatsApp, especially those who use the platform for business purposes. 

The feature also reportedly introduces to users the ability to quickly switch between fonts by tapping one of the font options displayed above the keyboard. Although changing the text font was previously possible, WhatsApp is now reportedly enabling users to quickly choose the desirable font. According to the report, text alignment can now also be set to left, center, or right, offering users more control over text formatting inside images, videos, and GIFs.

Users will also reportedly be able to alter the background color of the text with this new feature, making it easier to distinguish important text from the rest. Calistoga, Courier Prime, Damion, Exo 2, and Morning Breeze are among the new fonts that have been made available to beta testers, the report adds.

The new tools and fonts offered with the text editor will enable users to customize their media files and make them more visually appealing.

The WABetainfo report adds that WhatsApp will start rolling out the text editing feature to more users in the coming few weeks. A similar feature has also been found to be tested on iOS devices, so it is safe to say that an iOS version of the edit text feature will be available for beta testers soon.

A recent report suggested that WhatsApp is also testing an edit message feature with a dedicated alert that will be visible to all participants in the chat. An edited message will reportedly appear with an ‘edited’ label, the same way deleted message labels are visible in chats currently.

While it remains to be seen when the text editor feature will be rolled out to all users, it is clear that WhatsApp is committed to improving the user experience on its platform with new and innovative features.

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