In recent months, Facebook has been taking inspiration from Snapchat to beef up its portfolio of social media platforms.
The most notable was when Facebook-owned Instagram introduced Stories, which allowed users to post short video clips that lasted for 24 hours on their profiles.
Now WhatsApp, which is also owned by Facebook, is introducing a new camera feature that allows users to write and draw on photos and videos, as well as add emojis.
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The editing tools will appear once you capture a photo or a video and will also be available for those already on your phone.
Other Snapchat-like features that have made it into the new WhatsApp update include front-facing flash, slide to zoom and double-tapping to switch between your front and rear-facing camera.
Android users will get the update today, with the features rolling out for iOS “soon”, according to WhatsApp’s official blog.
The news comes days after Facebook announced that it will be incorporating the Stories feature on its Facebook Messenger app called Messenger Day.