First Look: WhatsApp Testing New Status Preview Feature

Being one of the best messaging apps, WhatsApp constantly brings new features and enhancements. One of the key components of WhatsApp is Updates, where we can see the latest stuff from our friends and family. With the latest WhatsApp Android beta version, the company is redesigning some elements giving users a better experience.

The beta version is specifically made to test out a feature before it goes official as a stable version. News site WABetaInfo has found out that WhatsApp is bringing out a redesigned status preview feature with the latest beta version. The new beta version offers a redesigned status update tray. It is now much cleaner and looks better.

Enhancements in WhatsApp Status Previews

WhatsApp New Status Preview Feature

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Users can now see a preview of the status without clicking on it, which is visible on the right side. The preview thumbnail gives sufficient information so the user can decide if they want to see the update in full or go to the next one.

Moreover, there is polishing done for people who follow channels as well. For those subscribed to channels, status updates are organized horizontally to keep the interface tidy. While the users without any channels will see a vertical list. Those not following any channels will see a vertical list, which now features a redesigned thumbnail for previews.

Status previews were available in previous versions also. However, they obscured the profile photo, giving a hard time to users to recognize the contacts. With the new placement of status preview, WhatsApp is aiming to bring a better experience. Currently, this new redesign is limited to WhatsApp Android beta version. However, it is expected that it will arrive for all users soon in the stable version. What do you think about the new status preview redesign? Let us know in the comments below.

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