Unlike Snapchat and others, that keep people guessing about the location of filters, WhatsApp has added a neat text “Swipe up for filters” to let people know about the existence of filters. You can add filters to the status and to the photos that you send to your friends. When you capture a photo, just swipe up to open the filters.
Currently, WhatsApp supports five kinds of filters viz. Pop, B&W, Cool, Chrome, and Film. Just tap the filter to apply it or you can swipe between the filters. However, unlike Instagram, WhatsApp currently doesn’t let you change the intensity of filters.
Looks like WhatsApp has removed the filter feature in 2.17.298 build, as the feature is available in the 2.17.297 build only. However, don’t be sad, you can download the 2.17.297 build from the link below. Also, that day isn’t far now when we get the filters on the stable version too.