On September 14, 2017, men pose with smartphones in front of a display of the Whatsapp logo. — Photo courtesy of Reuters/File
The “rapid media shortcut” feature, which allows WhatsApp users to edit media with a sketching tool, has been deactivated.
“A quick edit shortcut is already accessible when you open an image, video, or GIF, but WhatsApp recently included a new side shortcut when opening multiple media,” according to the WhatsApp news tracker.
Some people observed the function, which had an edit symbol but couldn’t figure out what it was for because it didn’t work.
With the current version update 188.8.131.52 from 184.108.40.206, WhatsApp is eliminating this shortcut.