WhatsApp has been discovered to be testing the ability to display Status updates from the Chats list. Users will be able to rapidly check the statuses of their contacts thanks to the new update. It is likely to increase the Status function on the instant messaging service. WhatsApp is also working on a feature that will allow users to organise group polls on the desktop. It will allow members of the group to vote for a specific choice and view the overall number of votes cast.
According to WABetaInfo, the instant messaging service owned by Facebook parent Meta is now testing the ability to show users Status updates immediately from their Chats list or when searching for any of their contacts within the programme. According to the source, status updates will surface when the user hits the profile image of their contact. This appears to be similar to how you can now view the Stories shared by the accounts you follow on Meta’s Instagram.
WhatsApp Is Testing On New Update
Since February 2017, WhatsApp has had the Status feature in place to provide users with an Instagram Stories-like engaging experience. The functionality is accessible through the app’s dedicate Status tab since its launch. WhatsApp, on the other hand, appears to be broadening the feature’s reach by allowing users to bring their Status updates to the Chats list. Moreover, where they may be seen more prominently.
WABetaInfo has given an image of how Status updates will appear when accessed directly from the Chats list. Though the same functionality may be accessible to users on WhatsApp for Android and iOS versions. It was pulled from a future iteration of WhatsApp Desktop. It’s also anticipated to arrive in a beta version of WhatsApp’s mobile clients in the near future.
WhatsApp’s Status features are receiving quick reactions, allowing users to express their feelings about their contacts’ Status updates using eight different emojis.
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp’s new Desktop beta (version 2.2216.2) has references to allowing users to run group polls. In addition to the ability to read status changes from the Chats list. Members of the group would be able to vote for their preferred alternative and view the overall number of votes cast in a poll. Users, on the other hand, are unlikely to see who voted for which choice.
WhatsApp was discovered testing group polls on iOS in March. Last month, it was also shown in several screenshots.
The exact date on which WhatsApp will make its group polls function available to the general public is yet unknown. Given its track record, bringing the functionality to people may take some time, and it would be best to test it among beta testers first.
Separately, WABetaInfo says that WhatsApp for Android beta 184.108.40.206 has references to a new footer emphasising that personal communications on the app are end-to-end encrypted. The similar footnote is there at the bottom of the call history section of WhatsApp for Android version 220.127.116.11 published in March, informing users that calls on the app are end-to-end encrypted.
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