There are very few smartphones that have a true flash on the front camera, although they are very useful if we are going to take a selfie in low light conditions. However, WhatsApp already offers the front flash for selfies on Android and soon on iOS too. It will do this on all terminals, regardless of their hardware. How do you get it?
Well, use a trick that other brands have used for a long time. When we are going to take the selfie with WhatsApp, the screen turns on in a bright tone, so that it lights us up. Of course, the result is not the same as with an LED flash, although it can help us get a slightly better photo. Some mobiles take great care of the front camera, but others are somewhat fair.
Well, this front flash system is already available in the trial version of WhatsApp for Android (2.16.264), which can actually be installed by everyone, because it is public and in general It works very well. In WhatsApp 126.96.36.1995 for iOS it also seems that the same feature is available, but accessing the betas on Apple devices is much more complex. In any case, it is to be assumed that the novelty will be offered to the general public in a short time.
The truth is that the appearance of the flash for WhatsApp selfies does not have many secrets, it is a screen in a beige tone, which We assume that it will be the color that gives the best results. Here you can see what it looks like:
We still don't know if in iOS this front flash system can modify the brightness of the screen, but in Android it doesn't. Therefore, if we have low brightness, the extra amount of light that we will get will really be very little. If we use some kind of selfie stick, we may not even notice the difference.
We can't access this WhatsApp selfie flash on iOS right now, but we can on Android. For this we leave you the link that explains how to install the trial version of WhatsApp very easily. Although it can include bugs, it's generally stable and offers new features months in advance of the public app, so we think it's worth a try:
What do you think of WhatsApp's front flash? Do you think it will improve your selfies, or that without a physical flash you can't expect too good results?