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WhatsApp will have new drawing tools on Android

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The WhatsApp team is preparing new drawing tools for its Android app.

And while this update stays within the basic drawing and editing features, it will give users more options when going through quick image editing.

New drawing tools for WhatsApp

WhatsApp has some basic options to edit the images that we share in the chat. For example, we can crop the image, rotate it, add text and add stickers or emojis, among other options.

And it looks like more editing options will be added in the near future. As mentioned WABetaInfo, in the source code of the beta of WhatsApp for Android a small novelty appears: new different pencils to write and draw on the images.

A small change, but one that provides more options to add a personal touch to the images we share. And on the other hand, it would also be bringing to the WhatsApp app for Android an option that until now is exclusive to iOS. Yes, the option that allows you to blur images.

At the moment, the new drawing pencils are not even part of the current WhatsApp beta. So we will have to wait for the different test phases to pass so that we can see them in one of the future updates of the stable version of WhatsApp.

In a previous article, we told you about all the WhatsApp features we hope to see in 2022, so now we’re adding a new option to make editing images a little more fun.

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It will be much easier to transfer WhatsApp from Android smartphone to iPhone soon

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The team behind the popular WhatsApp messenger is one step closer to being able to easily transfer chat history from an old smartphone to a new one without unnecessary complications and additional tools.

It will be much easier to transfer WhatsApp from Android smartphone to iPhone soon

Recall that since the fall of 2021, WhatsApp has a tool for transferring chat history from iPhone to some Android-based smartphones, such as Samsung and Google Pixel.

It will be much easier to transfer WhatsApp from Android smartphone to iPhone soon

Now in the beta version of WhatsApp for iOS there are references to the ability to transfer a chat from Android to iPhone.

The thematic resource WABetaInfo drew attention to the innovation. However, so far there are only “evidence” in the beta version, and the function itself does not work. Nevertheless, this gives hope for a relatively early launch – in the coming months.

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There was a problem with QR codes on Android 12: Google Camera randomly changes addresses

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Recently, QR codes have firmly entered our daily lives, whether we like it or not. But QR codes can also pose a security risk, as the user may not always be able to immediately see which website they are being directed to. While dedicated scanner apps usually show you which URL is hidden inside a QR code, Google Camera seems to try to automatically correct addresses it thinks are wrong, which is more trouble than it’s worth.

There was a problem with QR codes on Android 12: Google Camera randomly changes addresses

According to the German edition of Heise, after an investigation, the Google Camera app on Android 12 regularly issues at least three types of erroneous addresses.

The first type of erroneous corrected addresses most commonly occurs when an address is hidden behind a QR code using country code top-level domains (ccTLDs). Google Camera inserts an extra dot in such cases. For example, https://fooco.at becomes https://foo.co.at. As Heise discovered, the problem affects not only the Austrian .at domain, but also .au, .br, .hu, .il, .kr, .nz, .ru, .tr, .uk and .za.

The second issue concerns addresses with top-level domains that are longer than two letters (such as the Catalan .cat). In this case, Google Camera can “swallow” the rest of the address, turning the Catalan independence referendum address https://referendum.cat into a non-existent Canadian address https://referendum.ca. The same problem exists for .int, .pro, .travel, .apple, .bet, .beer, and .amex, with almost all of them abbreviated to the first two letters, with the exception of .apple, which becomes .app). The issue also affects new top-level domains such as .army, .art, .arte, .arab, .audio, .audio, .auto, and .autos.

Another problem concerns addresses with numbers in the subdomain (usually in the www part). Here Google Camera randomly adds a period again, turning working addresses like the Royal Bank of Canada https://www6.rbc.com into non-working https://www.6.rbc.com. Moreover, errors can be combined. As a result, https://www2co.at will become https://www.2.co.at.

The problems appear not only in Chrome, but also in other browsers, even if they are set as the default application on an Android 12 device. For example, when using Firefox, users will still be redirected to the wrong link when scanning a QR code using Google Camera.

Google Camera only reads QR codes when the user activates Google Lens suggestions in their settings. At the same time, according to Heise, the standalone Google Lens app itself works fine with all types of QR codes and does not cause any errors.

Heise was able to confirm their findings with Pixel 3 XL, 3a, 4, 4a, 5, and 6 Pro running Android 12. Pixel 3a running Android 11 did not experience the issue, but appeared after updating to the latest OS version.

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Following Instagram, TikTok began testing paid subscriptions

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The popular social network TikTok began testing a paid subscription system. This was originally reported by The Information.

Following Instagram, TikTok began testing paid subscriptions

Interestingly, the other day a similar step was taken in Instagram. TikTok is exploring the possibility of allowing celebrity creators to set fees for access to their content they post on TikTok. So far, the paid subscriptions feature is being tested in a very limited way.

A TikTok representative told Engadget reporters:

We are always thinking of new ways to benefit our community and enrich the TikTok experience.”

While the subscriptions feature is not available to everyone, fans can still support their favorite creators with money using the Tips feature, as well as buy and send virtual gifts to them.

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