Meta-owned WhatsApp is reportedly working on a capability that will allow users to place their virtual avatars over video calls. As per a report by WhatsApp Beta Tracker, there will be a new option within the video call screen that will allow users to instantly switch to an avatar in future updates. WABetaInfo,
WhatsApp has long been planning to offer people the ability to use avatars during video calls: it looks like the company has been working on its own Memoji/Bitmoji alternative set up internally since March.
The report states, “If we try to tap on “Switch to avatar”, nothing happens: that’s because the feature is still in development, so we shouldn’t expect this option to work. Will be usable over video calls soon.”
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Apart from this, WhatsApp will also allow users to send avatars as stickers in their chats and groups. Anyone will be able to set up their avatar by launching the “Avatar Editor”, a proper section where one can customize the avatar. Unfortunately, the release date is unknown as this feature is under development.
In a future WhatsApp beta update, WhatsApp is also expected to add a blur tool directly within the media editor. This feature is not yet ready to be released to beta users and is currently under development. A new option will be included in the app which will let us blur a part of the image instantly without using any kind of third-party tools. WhatsApp is planning to introduce the drawing tool on the desktop version as well.
WhatsApp is also reportedly working on a new feature that will allow users to appeal in case their account is blocked for any reason. WhatsApp deletes or suspends accounts in bulk every day for users who do not comply with the platform’s terms and conditions. These messages can also be deleted through an automated system. Hence, there are chances that it may delete the accounts by mistake as well.
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