After the update, when you view a media file shared on WhatsApp, you will be able to see new options including “Set as…” and “Rotate,” when you tap on the three dots on the right corner. While these are only applicable to images, one new option of “Show in chat” will be available for all images, audio and video files. This option will come in handy if you are trying to track the conversation around the time you and your contact shared the media file.
This new update was first reported by WABetaInfo, the online channel that tracks the changes on the instant messaging platform. According to their report, this update also comes with a bug as well. WABetaInfo also suggested that WhatsApp is working on rolling out search support for Stickers. But it been spotted on this version.
“If you open WhatsApp the first time and the last used tab is “Stickers”, the button will appear. It will disappear if you switch tab. This trick has been tested on 2.19.18 and 2.19.6 Business,” said WABetaInfo. For instance, if the last thing you opened in WhatsApp was Stickers then the search option will be visible. However, if you shut the WhatsApp app and reopen it again, the search option disappears.
A previous report by WABetaInfo had revealed that WhatsApp is working on the rollout of third-party keyboards integration for Stickers. As per the report, GBoard will be the first keyboard app to use the Stickers Integration, which reportedly was enabled on December 12 but is disabled “probably (because of) development reasons.” Once the GBoard app enables this feature, it will come automatically to the WhatsApp Beta on Android. The report also stated that WhatsApp will allow more keyboards to use their integration service in future, but as of now it is exclusive for GBoard.