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WhatsApp's new camera features let you doodle on pics, video

Popular messaging app adds emojis and support for front-facing flashes, you know, for the "perfect selfie."

WhatsApp on Monday rolled out a host of new camera features for customizing photos and video, including adding the ability to draw on images and support for taking "the perfect selfie."


WhatApp's new camera features let you customize your images.


One new feature, which should be familiar to anyone who has used Snapchat, adds the ability to add your favorite emoji "to express yourself," the app's makers said in a blog post Monday. The editing tools also let users add text, choosing their own colors and fonts.

Those intent on sharing more of themselves on Facebook's popular messaging app will be drawn to its new support of your phone's front-facing flash, promising a better selfie, be it captured in low light or at night. Video buffs will welcome a new feature that will zoom in and out on your subject while recording video with the swipe up or down of your finger.

The new features began rolling out to Android users on Monday with support for iPhones promised soon.