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According to reliable tipster WABetainfo, WhatsApp is currently working on a revamped media picker to make things easier for the users to quickly find the media they want to share to contacts or status updates. The new feature is currently in the developmental phase and will become available for beta testers first.
The new media picker page show two tabs — you’ll find all your recent photos, videos, and GIFs from your gallery in the ‘Recent’ tab. In contrast, the ‘Gallery’ tab will display all other images and videos GIFs in your gallery. The redesigned media picker appears to be far more straightforward than the current interface.
Currently, clicking on the camera button in the chat will open the camera interface, with recent media files appearing at the bottom. It isn’t straightforward to find older photos and videos of how things work now. However, the new media picker will make it easier for you to both find and share photos and videos. Additionally, you’ll also be able to select multiple photos and videos from the new file picker page.
However, it’s worth noting that the media picker is displayed only when you open the in-app camera. WABetainfo clarified that the new media picker wouldn’t be available when you usually share media from a chat.
The new file picker was first spotted on WhatsApp Beta 126.96.36.199. For Android, it might also be available for iOS users in the future. As mentioned above, the feature is currently in the testing phase and will be available for beta testers first. Unfortunately, we don’t know when WhatsApp will make it available for the beta testers.
Besides the new file picker, the Meta-owned company also transfers WhatsApp chats from Android to iOS. New community features for iOS users, global voice message player, message reactions, and an improved drawing experience are some of the exciting new features that WhatsApp is currently working on. These features will also be available for the beta testers first. Unfortunately, we don’t have a timeline for when you’ll get the opportunity to use these features.