How to activate the secret camera for WhatsApp

WhatsApp for Android has a hidden camera (Silas Stein / dpa)

The WhatsApp It has an option that allows you to activate the “Secret Camera”. It is a tool to create direct access to this service to take photos and upload them directly to countries or share them in chats. It should be noted that this alternative is only available for Android.

How to activate the hidden camera

There are two options available. One of them requires you to tap any free space on the home screen for a few seconds. Until the term Widgets appears in the bottom margin.

Pressing the home screen wallpaper will bring up the widgets
Pressing the home screen wallpaper will bring up the widgets

Click there and a list of applications will appear among them The WhatsApp. You have to go in there and you will see the camera icon. This option must be chosen and a shortcut for this tool will be created.

Camera option added as direct access
Camera option added as direct access

Another alternative is to hold down the WhatsApp icon until the term Widgets appearsand there select the camera so that the above happens.

What happens if this option is not found? One possibility is the lack of an updated version of the app. To access the latest version of this service, you have to go to Google Play, search for WhatsApp, and hit the “Update” button. If this button does not appear, and only the “Open” option is visible, then the latest version of the platform is already installed.

WhatsApp will stop working on some mobile phones at the end of March

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at the end of March cell phone with the operating system iOS 9 or earlier versions, Android 4.04 or earlier, and versions prior to KaiOS 2.4 will not be compatible with The WhatsApp. This is because of the system update that the messaging service does every year.

Like other tech companies, Every year we identify outdated hardware and software And those with fewer users to decide what we stop supporting. It is also possible that these devices may not have the latest security updates or functionality required to run WhatsApp,” as explained in the service’s official blog.

Changes always start in January and end at the end of March. How do you know the mobile operating system? in case if Iphoneyou have to go to General composition Then press “Info”. This will display the version of the software installed on the computer.

In the case of Android You have to go to settings or configuration and tap where it says About the phone and choose “Program Information”. This is the path in general, although there may be some difference depending on the model and brand of the cell phone.

On the other hand, The WhatsApp Notifies the user, in advance, when their operating system is not supported And it reminds you, in different cases, to update it.

Create unique stickers

The WhatsApp Recently, it offers a new option that allows you to create stickers from the platform, without resorting to third-party services.

This tool Available on WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp Desktop for windows. Once the poster is created, it can be saved and also used in the mobile version.

After selecting the image, a list of tools to edit it will be displayed
After selecting the image, a list of tools to edit it will be displayed

The first step is to open WhatsApp on the web or Windows version and enter a conversation. Then tap on the clip icon and after that a menu will be displayed where you have to choose what you want to send. toThere you have to choose the option that says “sticker”.

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Doing so will open a window and you will have to choose the image you want to use to create the desired drawing. It can be any type of content downloaded to your computer or your own photos.

After selecting the image, you will see a series of tools that will appear in the top margin to create the poster: You can draw, cut, rotate or write on the photo. It is also possible to add emojis. It has a very simple interface and the whole process is very intuitive. It also has a button to make and one to undo changes.

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