WhatsApp is exploring rich link previewing in-text status updates, according to reports. Links published on WhatsApp statuses currently appear as pure URL text, with no further features to preview facts about the webpage they refer to.
The instant chat program is now testing rich link previews, which appears to be an advancement. WhatsApp is also rumored to be working on a new text status update UI for Android users, that will be available to the public at a later date.
According to WABetaInfo, a WhatsApp beta tracker, the instant messaging program owned by Meta has been discovered to testing rich link previews for text status updates, which would allow users to access webpage components without having to tap on it.
WABetaInfo has uploaded a screenshot reportedly taken from a WhatsApp for iOS beta version. WhatsApp may begin testing the same service on desktop and Android in the near future.
The exact date when rich link features on WhatsApp status updates will be accessible to normal users is unknown.
The update for iOS has yet to be made accessible to beta testers. Nonetheless, the app’s history suggests that the upgrade will first be restricted to beta testers for some time.
In 2017, WhatsApp introduced rich link teasers in chats. Users were able to get a sampling of the link before having to click on it, which altered the experience.
WhatsApp has begun trying a new text status upgrade layout for Android users. WhatsApp for Android beta 22.214.171.124 will get the upgrade, according to WABetaInfo.
The emoji, text, and background color selector options are moved from the bottom left all the way to the top right of the screen. All of these options are available in the top-right corner of WhatsApp for iOS.
The new layout also features a redesigned captions view, which WhatsApp began testing for Android users in April.
It highlights the viewers of your status updates and lets you to change the audience for a single status from all contacts to a specific group. Tap the view caption button to make the change.
WhatsApp is currently testing the different text status updates feature with beta testers. You just might have to wait some days for WhatsApp to upgrade your Android handset if you’ve not received the beta version update yet.
WhatsApp was seen testing some of its helpful business chat settings for all users last week. It was also discovered that it was experimenting on a message timer for preexisting talks.
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