WhatsApp is working on a new feature that will allow users to view status updates in the chats list. According to a report by WABetaInfo, the Meta owned messaging platform is working on the ability to view status updates right within the chats list for a future update.
The feature is similar to Instagram where users can view individual status updates of their contacts within the chat list. The screenshot shared by WABetaInfo shows that when a contact publishes a status, it can also be seen in the list of chats or when searching for messages and chats.
WhatsApp is working on showing status updates in the chats list!
The ability to view status updates right within the chats list is under development for a future update!https://t.co/sBuo6yRmzu
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) April 30, 2022
It will show the update when a user clicks on the profile picture of the contact that published a status. The release date for this feature is unknown. It has not been rolled out to beta testers yet.
WhatsApp is also planning on adding emojis as quick reactions to statuses on the desktop version, as per the report. The emojis include a smiling face with heart-eyes, a face with tears of joy, an open mouth, clapping hands, a crying face, folded hands, a party popper and hundred points.