Knock-off WhatsApp clones are really popular and for good reason. They bring features that the Meta-owned platform doesn’t have but this is changing.
WhatsApp is revamping its ephemeral Status feature with new updates.
Status Profile Rings for New Updates
WhatsApp will now show up Status updates on your profile picture in the Chats section with a ring so you never miss any. The Status ring will also appear in your contact info and group participant lists.
Visual Link Previews on Status
WhatsApp will now increase the transparency of the links being shared on the Status feature. The app will show a visual preview of the content being shared in the link so you know what to expect when you click that link.
I don’t know why it took this long for WhatsApp to bring this feature but we’re glad it’s finally here. The popular chat app will now allow you to record voice messages up to 30 seconds to share on Status.
You now have more options when posting your Status.
WhatsApp Testing Ability to Post Voice Notes as Statuses
Improved Privacy Controls
WhatsApp is now increasing the privacy controls when you share your Status. You can choose who watches your Status every time you share. WhatsApp says that it will keep your previous privacy settings the next time you share your Status.
This was the most wanted feature according to WhatsApp. They’re finally adding Status reactions so you can quickly respond to what your friends and family share on their status. There are eight emojis to select from by swiping and replying on any status.
Protect Your Privacy and Stay Secure on WhatsApp in 2023 With These Tips
These new updates are already available and will be rolling out to everyone. Go ahead and update your WhatsApp app on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.