As well as the editing tools, the update adds enhanced photo and video taking software to the messaging app. For example, WhatsApp now supports front-facing flash for photos taken within the app, and improvements for low light and night time photography.
"We've also added a convenient zooming feature for recording videos," said WhatsApp. "Just slight your finger up and down to zoom in and out.
And to quickly switch between front and rear facing cameras, double tap on the screen."
Another recent WhatsApp update included the ability to "tag" users in a conversation by typing @name, as well as extending the limit on the number of participants in a group message from 100 to 256 people.