Called the ‘Quick Edit Media Shortcut’, this feature is said to save time of the user and the storage of their smartphones in case they want to send an image on WhatsApp by tapping on the edit.
The feature has been spotted by WABetaInfo, the Twitter account that tracks the changes and upcoming features in the Facebook-owned platform, on both iOS and Android platforms. It has also provided screenshots for both of them to show where the new edit option will appear. While in iOS, the edit icon will appear at the bottom on the screen next to the share icon, in Android users will be able to find the edit option by tapping on the three dot icon on the top right corner.
As per WABetaInfo, this feature is not yet available on either of the platforms right now as WhatsApp is working on it “in order to ensure the best bug-free experience for you, before the release for everyone.” Therefore there is no final word on when this feature will be rolled out to users.
From the screenshots, it is visible that the Quick Media Edit Shortcut is not bringing any new editing features to the platform and merely provides a quick shortcut to the existing options which include crop, add text and draw doodles.
Earlier this month, it was reported that WhatsApp is also working on rolling out a feature to allow users to scan QR codes easily. As per the tweet, shared by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is working on this feature in the Android v2.19.189, however, it is not yet visible.