WhatsApp is flooded with updates. Meta, the company that owns the chat service, has announced several new privacy features for its chat app, and another major update is on the way. An update is underway that will allow users to view status updates within their chat list, according to Wabetainfo, a website that keeps readers up to date on new WhatsApp updates. However, for the time being, this feature is only available to WhatsApp beta users running Android 188.8.131.52. In other words, this feature is still being tested and will not be available to the general public for a while.
Similar to Instagram Stories, WhatsApp’s status feature lets you share photos and videos that will disappear after 24 hours. To view a contact’s presence status, go to the Status tab, then tap the contact’s status. This will no longer happen when new features become available to everyone. Once enabled, users can view status updates without leaving the chat window.
About 2 billion users
WhatsApp, a messaging app with nearly 2 billion monthly active users, is updated frequently. Existing privacy and security features of chat apps are constantly being upgraded, and new features are being added. The following is a summary of the most recent significant organizational changes.
Meta recently announced the release of a standalone app for Windows. Users no longer need to connect their phone to their computer to use WhatsApp. The app can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store. According to WhatsApp, its new app is faster and more responsive than ever.
Another important update includes a silent group ending, ideal for those who prefer to further isolate their digital interactions. Users can end a group conversation without making a noise. This change only propagates to the group’s leader.
WhatsApp is also developing an update that will allow users to recover deleted messages. It will only take a few hours to get these messages back. This feature is currently available to app beta users, but may become available to all users in the near future.