WhatsApp always tries to provide an improved user experience in order to engage more number of users. According to the recent reports, WhatsApp has reportedly submitted the beta version of its next update. It is being claimed that the WhatsApp For Android will soon have a support for an in-app browser.
WhatsApp For Android Will Support An In-App Browser
The all-new feature is still under development and disabled by default. However, it will soon make its way to the users according to the reports. The WhatsApp version 2.19.74 was spotted with this new feature. WABetaInfo reported that an in-app browser was spotted every time the user tries to open a link shared over the app. The feature will also help to detect unsafe pages using the “Safe Browsing” feature which was added to Android 8.1 last year. The users will be alerted when a page will be infected with malicious content.
The report stated that:
“If you choose to use the in-app browser when it will be available in future, you should not worry because WhatsApp or Facebook would not be able to access your search history because the feature uses an Android Application Programming Interface (API), so everything is managed by the system.”
The report has further added that:
“In the current stage of development, WhatsApp doesn’t allow to natively make screenshots or video captures while using the in-app browser: reasons are unknown and we don’t know if this will change before the release of the feature.”
The In-App Browser feature is not available yet. However, Whatsapp will soon make it available for all the users. The reports also mentioned that in order to use this feature you will require Android 4.1 or newer to function. Let’s see when will WhatsApp Roll out this feature globally.