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WhatsApp for Android gets new Doodle UI; Ability to block screenshots spotted

17 April 2019 4

WhatsApp has submitted a new update through the Google Play Beta Program via which the new UI and improvements for the WhatsApp doodle are finally available. Note that this feature came back in March first via 2.19.71 update but it wasn’t available to all the beta users but now via 2.19.106, the new doodling UI is available to all the beta users.

The new UI improves the user experience when they share any media with their contacts in WhatsApp. As noted earlier, there are now two separate tabs for Stickers (where you can find the stickers, of course) and Emoji. The Stickers category is further grouped by Recents, Content Stickers, Shapes, Favorites and Categories of different stickers so that you could easily find your most used sticker fast and use them for doodling.


This new doodle feature can be used on images, videos, and GIFs as well.

Apart from this, the WABetaInfo site, that looks for new hidden features inside the WhatsApp has now found an improvement for the authentication feature. The authentication feature which itself isn’t available yet will unlock one more feature once it’s enabled. It’s about the Fingerprint security which when enabled would block the conversation screenshots. According to the screenshot shared by the site, the description of this feature also writes, “you can still reply to messages from notifications and answer calls if WhatsApp is locked.”


While blocking the screenshots in conversations seems to be an attempt to make the app even more secure, binding it with biometric authentication sounds a bit weird. This means you’re protecting your own conversations from getting snapped from yourself and that too if you want only (by enabling the fingerprint authentication on your own). It looks like the feature is still in early development or we do require some extra insights to understand this feature completely. Let’s see when this feature will get enabled and how it would work. Stay tuned.

You can become the beta member of WhatsApp Messenger by following this link -

WhatsApp Beta | Android | Play Store, Free


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