WhatsApp has been testing new features recently in the hopes of releasing them to users shortly. Recently discovered testing new improvements to message reactions and the multi-device support feature, it is now developing a new reply indication feature that will help distinguish between the different types of messages received. See the information below.
WhatsApp to Soon Introduce Status Reply Indicator
A new status reply indicator in the form of a new icon is being tested by WhatsApp and will allow users know which messages are replies to their status changes. Users will be able to quickly identify messages sent to them in response to WhatsApp’s version of vanishing Stories by simply scanning their conversation list. Additionally, it will make it simpler for people to distinguish between responses to messages and any Statuses that may be added in the future.
The famous WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo just spotted the feature. The tipster also provided a screenshot of the new circular status reply indication, which will be displayed next to Status reply messages. No such indicator will be visible in regular messages. You can view it by clicking on the attachment below.
Now, it’s important to note that the screenshot shown above was taken from the WhatsApp desktop beta. However, according to WABetaInfo, the company will eventually make the feature available for all its platforms on Android and iOS.
Along with other improvements like rich link previews in WhatsApp Status and the ability to send emoji reactions to a Status update, this new upgrade is being evaluated.
The status-reply indication is now being developed, so as to the availability. As a result, beta testers cannot use it at this time because it is only available for internal testing. According to the report, WhatsApp will add it to its platform in a later version. We’ll monitor it and let you know if anything changes. So make sure to follow Beebom and share your opinions with us in the comments section.