WhatsApp tests a status reply indicator icon and another cover display option particularly for Business community

WhatsApp is testing plenty of future updates to enhance user experience. After discovering the optional subscription service for WhatsApp business users, WABetaInfo reported that the Meta-owned WhatsApp is testing a cover image for desktop users.

This new addition to WhatsApp is still in the testing phase. Right now, it is running on iPhones, but sooner or later it will also be accessible for desktop and Android users. The idea behind this newly developed feature on WhatsApp Beta is that the cover picture attracts buyers and the business community. Business profiles will grow on WhatsApp just like on LinkedIn. A cover image of a business account will display once the profile is open. The cover picture will not only display to the Business, but also to the regular WhatsApp user who visits the business contact. This cover photo will be rectangular and appear behind the round display picture just as on Facebook. In addition to it, the WhatsApp development tracker, WABetaInfo has revealed a screenshot of the upcoming update informing that users can choose their image from the phone’s media or they can upload any image directly from the source.

This is a great update for the Business community to enhance the representation of their portfolios and to guide and assist visitors about the Business. On the cover photo, one can display Sales offers, services, and much more information to further excel in the competitive market.

To add on, another exciting feature is also in the development phase, WABetaInfo noticed that WhatsApp is also developing a ‘Status reply indicator’ for android, desktop, and iOS users to make them able to see the replies to their status instantly. A small icon can be seen in the screenshot shared by WABetainfo, which will make it easier for people to be aware of the replies sent to them based on their status upload. This Status indicator would be a great addition to WhatsApp as it helps to catch sight of a status reply from a routine message reply. The new icon will appear on the Chat screen and a single glance at the chat list will indicate a status reply.

Along with these new updates, advanced links previewing options in WhatsApp status and various emoji reactions are also in the testing phase and as of now, we can’t predict when these features will be accessible to the general public.

As mentioned earlier, the Status-reply indicator is not yet accessible for beta testers. We keep an eye on it and will update you soon once the feature is fully developed.

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