WhatsApp Status Feature Gets Interface Redesign


WhatsApp has continued to bring new features and upgrade existing ones on its app. The Meta-owned messaging platform is now revamping the interface of WhatsApp Status – its ephemeral feature that exists as Stories on Facebook and Instagram.

Support for Rich Link Preview

WhatsApp is updating how links appear on Status. Currently, you don’t see previews of links shared here and the messaging app is working to bring rich link previews. With this new design, you can see the target image from the website, title, description and URL.

WhatsApp Status Rich Link Preview | Image courtesy – WABetaInfo

This change is available on the iOS beta app.

New Text Status Interface

WhatsApp has tweaked its text status interface. The tools to add emojis, text, or background theme colour have been moved from the bottom to the top.

WhatsApp New Text Status Interface | Image courtesy – WABetaInfo

This is the company’s effort to unify its design across its Android and iOS apps – the iOS app already uses this design.

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