Don’t be concerned, the shortcut is simply transferring up in life

Earlier this week, WhatsApp began beta testing its new Communities characteristic on Android with the potential to boost the group chat expertise on the app. For customers concerned with the take a look at, the choice to create new Communities occupies a spot within the tab bar on the far left-hand facet, alongside choices for chats, standing, and calls. That is the place the digital camera shortcut used to reside — so how have been you purported to snap pics? Fortunately, it seems like WhatsApp has already discovered a brand new spot for the digital camera.


The WhatsApp digital camera shortcut had been out there by swiping proper on the listing of chats, or within the tab bar, on the left-hand facet. With Communities taking its place, WABetaInfo observes that the lacking shortcut may return, although now subsequent to the search button and hamburger menu. That spot up prime may make it a little bit of a problem to get to, particularly when you’re utilizing a taller cellphone just like the Google Pixel 6. Nonetheless, the location is distinguished and will not be exhausting to seek out.

Work in the direction of that relocation remains to be in progress, and is not out there to beta testers simply but, and it is solely attainable that the app may discover one other dwelling for the digital camera shortcut by the point Communities makes its strategy to the secure channel. We would not be stunned if the tab bar obtained a bit denser and WhatsApp saved the digital camera shortcut there, additional to the left, after Communities. One other risk might be a floating digital camera button just like the one we see within the Standing tab.

Lastly, it is not very well-known, however there is a dwelling display shortcut for fast entry to the WhatsApp digital camera buried within the widget menu. You’ll be able to strive giving that one a spot amongst your app icons, in case WhatsApp does away with the swipe-right-to-open-camera shortcut. When it does, we’ll have all the main points for you, together with how one can benefit from Communities.