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WhatsApp Beta’s new update brings ‘search image’ functionality, new emojis

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Instant messaging application WhatsApp has rolled out a new update for its beta app on Android. The new update includes minor features like new emojis and a ‘Search Image’ tool. The new WhatsApp update is available for beta users only.

First reported by WABetaInfo, a website dedicated to the newest WhatsApp features, the update brings a new option for image search on WhatsApp. It lets users search an image on the web that they’ve received on WhatsApp — similar to Google’s image search feature. Users can long press on an image and select the ‘search image’ option. Users will be able to do a Google search of the image and find out more details. 

With this feature, WhatsApp is trying to curb the spread of fake news on its platform.

The ‘Search Image’ on WhatsApp is not visible for beta users as yet. Also, features on beta do not necessarily confirm an official release. WhatsApp regularly tests different features and changes on its beta apps for Android and iOS.

The latest WhatsApp beta update also brings new emojis like the transgender flag. Available under the flag emoji, this one sits next to the pride flag. WhatsApp has gotten more inclusive with an emoji for the transgender symbol.

These features cannot be found in the stable version of WhatsApp. If you wish try them out, you can do so by becoming a beta tester by clicking here. WhatsApp Beta lets you check out the latest WhatsApp features that are in testing. The beta version is also prone to a lot of bugs and crashes. If you face issues on a regular basis after downloading WhatsApp, you can withdraw from the testing program by clicking on the same link.

Source: Livemint