WhatsApp is readying a revamped media switcher for its Android app

Sending older media files is about to get easier

WhatsApp has attracted a huge user base over the years, due to its many features and the fact that it is free. In addition to sending messages, the application makes it very easy to share media files with friends. To make this experience even better, the WhatsApp development team is working on a new update for Android phones.


According to WABetaInfo, the latest WhatsApp beta (version shows evidence of changes in the way you send media files. From now on, when you press the “camera” button while chatting with someone and swipe up, the app will show all recent pictures and videos on your phone. Finding older media files can be a tricky task from this screen. To do this, you must instead press the attachment button and then choose to open the gallery. With the updated feature, just tap the “camera” button and swipe up to view the Recents and Gallery tabs. You can then select one or more media files to share.


This feature is still under development, so you won’t be able to use it yet, even on the beta version. You can, however, expect to see a working version in the near future. WhatsApp is also working on a few more updates, like the ability to import chat history from Android to iOS smartphones and WhatsApp communities.


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