You will soon be able to filter your WhatsApp photos Instagram style


Good news has arrived for Android users who are big fans of Instagram filters. In the WhatsApp Beta version 2.17.297, a number of filters have been added so you can dress up your photos a bit more easily. This feature has already arrived on iOS. Here’s how it works: simply snap a photo, or attach one from your gallery to send, and swipe up to access a selection of filters, including: Pop, B&W, Cool, Chrome and more.

The same update will also bring a Night Mode for the camera within the iOS app, so it’s expected that this feature will arrive on its Android counterpart soon. To help users shoot better photos in the dark, the option to turn on Night Mode appears when a low light environment is detected. The Night Mode icon appears in the top right corner as a white moon, and after you tap to activate it, it turns yellow. This update is a welcome addition to WhatsApp’s comparatatively simple in-app camera.