Just like any other software nowadays, WhatsApp has its own beta platform where the developers get to test new features before finally releasing them to the public. With the help of an eager community, the WhatsApp devs get to make sure that the app is going to perform at top levels before it actually gets launched.
Thanks to a little snooping, we now know what is coming next to WhatsApp. Currently on WhatsApp+, or the beta platform, WhatsApp is testing out photo filters, which is a feature many have expected for a very long time. Having access to photo filters is something that the WhatsApp community has been wanting for a very, very long time. Competing apps like Snapchat and Instagram have popularized filters and the benefits they bring to photo taking. Now, with this sort of power integrated into their own app, the WhatsApp community will surely get more creative with their photos.
A more complex app
It’s important to also take into account that unlike the previously mentioned apps, WhatsApp is a much more complex piece of mobile software. It’s not just a mean of taking and sending photos, but also videos and messages. From under the guise of an instant messaging app, WhatsApp is able pull off a faux-Instagram style, especially with its new photo filter options.
Downloading the latest version
If you’re interested in trying out the new feature ahead of everyone else, you can sign up for the WhatsApp beta. This will give you access to the latest build that also contains the photo filter feature. If you’re ok with waiting until it becomes available for everyone, you should also keep in mind that you are going to need to update on the live.
Downloading the APK file
If for some reason you don’t have access to the internet on your mobile device when you want to update WhatsApp, you can do it via the APK file. Simply go online on your computer and download the latest APK file for the app. Then, copy it over to your smartphone for instance and install it as you would any other app.