A New WhatsApp Status Preview Feature Is Under Testing

WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging apps globally, continuously rolls out new features and enhancements to improve the user experience. The latest WhatsApp Android beta version brings a redesigned status preview feature, aiming to offer users a cleaner and more intuitive interface. For all those unaware, the WhatsApp beta version serves as a testing ground for new features before they are officially released in a stable version. According to WABetaInfo, a new WhatsApp Status Preview feature is under testing. It will make the status tray more organized and visually appealing.

What does the WhatsApp Status Preview Feature offer?

Clean and intuitive design:

The new status update tray is much cleaner now. It offers a better user experience. The redesigned interface allows users to see a preview of the status without having to click on it, which is visible on the right side of the screen. Moreover, the preview thumbnail provides enough information for users to decide if they want to view the full update or skip to the next one.

Channel Subscriptions:

WhatsApp status updates are now organized horizontally for channel subscribers. The interface is more neat and easy for them to navigate. The horizontal arrangement is designed to improve the browsing experience for channel followers. On the contrary, users who are not following any channels will see a vertical list of status updates, featuring a redesigned thumbnail for better previews.

Enhanced Profile Photo Visibility:

Previous versions of the status preview feature concealed the profile photo, making it difficult for users to recognize their contacts. However, the new placement of the status preview ensures that the profile photo is visible. Users will be able to quickly identify who posted the update.

Currently, this new redesign is limited to the WhatsApp Android beta version. However, it is anticipated to roll out to all users in the stable version soon. This update highlights WhatsApp’s commitment to improving user experience by continuously refining its features.

What do you think about the new status preview redesign? Do share with us in the comments section. Stay tuned for more updates on the latest WhatsApp features.

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Laiba Mohsin

Laiba is an Electrical Engineer seeking a placement to gain hands-on experience in relevant areas of telecommunications. She likes to write about tech and gadgets. She loves shopping, traveling and exploring things.

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