When we talk about hidden cameras, we usually refer to television programs where jokes are played, but the same can be applied to WhatsApp. WhatsApp has a hidden camera or, at least, a hidden way to open your camera. We tell you how.
WhatsApp, like many other applications, has a context menu with quick shortcuts to access its most important functions, including its camera. It is the fastest way to open the WhatsApp camera without even opening WhatsApp And best of all, it works on both Android and iOS.
It’s worth trying this simple gesture in the apps you use most often: make a long tap on the app icon to see if they have a context menu. Today it is quite common for this to be the case and WhatsApp is no exception.
So, if you want to open the WhatsApp camera to share something with someone, you don’t need to go into WhatsApp and then into a chat (or use the new WhatsApp camera button). All you have to do is do a long tap on the WhatsApp icon on the home screen of your mobile.
This will work for you whether you have an Android mobile or an iPhone and, although the menus that appear are slightly different in the two operating systems, in both you will find Camera. Obviously, pressing the menu directly opens the WhatsApp camera, so you can take a photo or video and then share it with your contacts in a chat or as a status.
Yes indeed, if you use the WhatsApp camera at all times, there is an even more effective way to keep it handy, although it only works on Android. From the same menu, you can drag and drop the camera charm to make it an icon on the desktop
If for some reason your Android launcher won’t let you do that, the good news is that this shortcut also appears as a widget. That is, you can easily add it from the list of widgets available in the system, following the usual process. Typically this involves long tapping on the home screen and then pulling up the widget panel or pressing the button, depending on the launcher.