WhatsApp to bring back the camera shortcut feature on its main interface

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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The Meta-owned popular messaging platform, WhatsApp is reportedly working on a solution to include the camera shortcut on the main interface for its app on Android.

In a previous beta update on WhatsApp for Android, the platform replaced the camera tab with the communities tab. The recently rolled-out beta update also removed the camera shortcut entirely. WhatsApp was also reported to be working on another feature that will allow users to quickly view status updates of others within the chat list.

According to reports, the app is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to The new move comes as a result of the company’s continuous efforts to squeeze in both of its important features, the Communities tab and camera shortcut on the main page.

The news keeps up with WhatsApp‘s recently announced testing of a feature that will bring a seamless way to quickly see the WhatsApp status of friends. This particular feature is said to allow users to click on a contact’s display picture within the chat list to view the status update. It can also be disabled by muting all status updates in the WhatsApp for Android app.

Recently, WhatsApp launched a new native desktop app for Windows which is expected to increase reliability and speed. Earlier, WhatsApp only offered web-based apps for Mac and Windows operating systems.

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