WhatsApp adds ability to see status updates in chat list for some Android beta testers: Report

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WhatsApp has announced the ability for some beta testers to see status updates in chat lists. According to reports, the new feature has been rolled out with the WhatsApp beta for Android version 2.22.18.17. This feature is already known to be in development. The new feature allows users to click on a contact’s display picture in the chat list to see a status update. The report also highlights that the new feature can be disabled by muting all status updates.

According to A Report Via WhatsApp features tracker WABetainfo, the instant messaging platform has released WhatsApp beta for Android version 2.22.18.17 to some beta testers. In the new beta version, WhatsApp has added the ability for users to see status updates from their contacts in the chat list.

Meta-owned messaging platform, WhatsApp, will allow users to click on a contact’s display picture to directly see their status updates in their chat list. The report also mentions that this feature can be disabled by muting all status updates in the WhatsApp for Android app. According to reports, this feature may be rolled out to more beta testers in the coming weeks. The aforementioned beta version is also expected to be released for iOS in the future, the report states. WhatsApp has not yet officially announced the release timeline for this feature.

Recently, the instant messaging platform released the WhatsApp Windows native app. The company also released a beta version of the native app for Mac users. The company claims that the native app for Windows improves reliability and speed. According to WhatsApp, it has been designed and optimized for desktop operating systems.

As per earlier reports, WhatsApp has started rolling out the beta version of the app for Android with the Undo Delete Message feature. Users can recover accidentally deleted messages.


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