WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta, has been adding fresh features and improving the user experience. The new improvements demonstrate how dedicated the app is to enhance the user experience.
According to WaBetaInfo on Tuesday, the instant messaging app has unveiled a number of new status update capabilities for both Android and iOS smartphones in the upcoming weeks.
New status update functionalities were introduced by WhatsApp in a blog post. However, some of the features on the list of recent upgrades for status updates are not entirely new.
The messaging app has ensured that these functionalities are protected by end-to-end encryption, just like all the other features. This protects users’ privacy and enables them to safely and privately communicate updates with the individuals they choose.
selector of a private audience
Users will have the option to select who they want to share their status updates with thanks to this functionality. Because users can choose which users see their status updates, it gives the messaging app a more personalised feel.
Users can now exchange voice notes on status that last up to 30 seconds thanks to this feature. It was released alongside the WhatsApp beta for iOS 18.104.22.168 and WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124 updates from TestFlight.
Similar to message reactions, this feature enables users to respond to a status. They can respond by using the heart-eye, tears-of-joy, open-mouth, clapping-hands, party popper, and 100 points emojis.
Status profile rings for new updates:
Users can check for status updates using this functionality directly within the chat list. With the release of the WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199, this feature was made more widely available.
Link previews on status:
When users post a link as a status update, this feature enables them to share link previews.
According to the WaBetaInfo, the app’s desktop, Android, and iOS versions all have these functionalities.