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WhatsApp update makes it difficult for Android users to share images

WhatsApp update makes it difficult for Android users to share images

Many functions are intuitive for smartphone users. This also applies to image sharing, which has recently been made possible with little effort directly via the camera function via WhatsApp. However, in the latest version of the messaging app, this is more complicated than on Android. TECHBOOK checks exactly what is changing.

Most recently, an old function returned to the ambassador service. To the delight of users, the use of “archive chat” has again become user friendly. In return, the messenger has now deleted a function that will definitely miss some. With the latest update “9to5Google“Controls under the Android operating system. This time it’s about the “social sharing” part. This includes sharing pictures directly via WhatsApp.

Social Sharing One WhatsApp-Button

WhatsApp update 2.21.1.13 was recently available on Google Play. 9to5 According to Google, this update will remove WhatsApp from the Social Stock section in Google Camera. Previously, images at this point could be shared directly via the WhatsApp button. However, sharing images via other social networks will not be affected.

Sharing captured images via WhatsApp is not possible due to the lack of a social share button, but it is very complicated. Users must first actively open the messenger, select the respective group chat or private message and send the respective image directly. Victims’ smartphones are equipped with so-called Android. For example, pixel devices from Google and models from Nokia and Motorola. Other manufacturers, such as Samsung or Xiaomi, have relied on a separate camera app to make direct sharing even more possible.

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Also read: WhatsApp is bringing back the missing functionality

Functional error or scheduled deletion?

Google introduced the social role feature in Pixel 4 in October 2019. Since then, it has been possible to share images directly on social networks via the camera app and via messengers such as WhatsApp. It is not clear if the current update is an error. Users should not be happy to delete the function because it now requires more than one movement to send pictures to friends quickly.

If you want to continue to use the function in the social sharing area, you need to do without WhatsApp update 2.21.1.13 on Android. If the feature is accidentally dropped, WhatsApp will definitely fix the error quickly.