- WhatsApp’s reported ‘Search image’ feature would upload images on Google
- The feature isn’t yet available on WhatsApp
- Meanwhile, WhatsApp beta for Android now offers a transgender emoji flag
WhatsApp for Android has reportedly been spotted testing a new feature to let users search images that they received or sent to their contacts. The new feature, which is apparently called ‘Search image’, would use Google to search for the images directly from a WhatsApp chat. The Search image feature is yet to make way to the instant messaging app, but has been spotted as disabled by default by a reliable WhatsApp beta tracker. Meanwhile, WhatsApp beta for Android version 2.19.73 brings a new transgender flag emoji. This new emoji sits under the flag emoji section — just alongside the LGBT and United Nations (UN) flags. It is unclear when exactly these features will reach the stable version of WhatsApp that is used by majority of the consumers.
As per a report by WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is developing the Search image to let users search an image on the Web directly from their existing chats. The screenshots detailing the new feature suggests that it could be accessible once a user selects the image from a chat. Also, the feature appears to essentially upload the image selected to Google to search for its results.
WABetaInfo mentions that the new feature isn’t yet available, though it would come to WhatsApp for Android sometime in the coming future. Moreover, it is likely that WhatsApp would use Google APIs to enable the image search functionality through the new feature