According to reports, WhatsApp will begin rolling out the first beta feature for iOS users in 2022. The new update will allow iPhone users to see profile pictures of senders alongside message alerts, according to WABetaInfo.
With the new feature, you can view small images of the sender when you receive a new message from an individual or a group, as shown in the screenshot.
According to a source, the feature is only available to beta testers using the iOS 15 operating system, since it requires iOS 15 APIs. The Facebook-owned company is expected to make the feature more widely accessible with the upcoming improvements.
WhatsApp may experience some difficulty showing profile images to particular alerts while the feature is still being developed, but these issues will most likely be resolved once the service is rolled out to the general public. Last week, WhatsApp released a beta update for iOS users called 126.96.36.199.
The update is said to include secret references to a feature that would allow users to form Communities. Two weeks ago, a hidden reference was discovered in the beta upgrade for Android phones.
The Facebook-Meta owned messaging app has been developing a Community feature for quite some time now.
According to screenshots posted by WABetaInfo, a Community has a name and a description. After providing the name and description, users can create a new Group or link up to 10 Groups. There is also an ‘Announcement’ group in the Community.
It was reported that WhatsApp would automatically create this group for admins. The Group admins can use this functionality to send a message to all of the connected Groups.