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A new feature on WhatsApp is under development that would display contact pictures of members within a group

The widely-used messaging application, WhatsApp is diligently focusing on providing a better and improved user experience by rolling out multiple features bit by bit. WhatsApp tracking site, WABetaInfo sheds light on a new feature that might be unleashed on WhatsApp beta version 22.18.0.72 that will showcase WhatsApp profile pictures of group members whenever they send texts in groups.

The profile display feature is not such a unique update, as the screenshot shared by WABetaInfo shows that the functionality is quite similar to the user interface of iMessage app. Also, Meta-owned Instagram Direct and Facebook messenger already display profile pictures in groups. So, now WhatsApp might also be working on incorporating this feature to let members see the profile pics of other participants.

Profile picture visibility is not yet fully developed, and WhatsApp is working on it to roll out first on beta testers and then later on android. Once the feature rolls out, it will be available by default, and you can not disable that. The feature is not accessible to beta users, and we don't know when it will be officially released.


Besides this, a few days ago, you might have noticed that WhatsApp released a convenient feature to allow users to hide their profile pictures from some of their contacts. It gives you free access to share your picture with a limited number of people. Also, you can hide your last seen and status updates from some specific contacts. These features are worth appreciating as they grant users the full authority to either hide or show personal information. If you haven't, check out this update. Go to WhatsApp settings and enjoy this amazing experience.

Furthermore, WABetaInfo reported that WhatsApp is trying hard to roll out a couple of other features to incorporate into its group chats. The redo feature will enable users to restore their deleted messages that have been deleted accidentally or intentionally. Other than this, a new update on WhatsApp is on the way to permit group admins to delete offensive or unwanted messages sent by group members. With this, WhatsApp allows admins to maintain a peaceful environment in the community. So when admins remove messages, group members will see a note that a message has been deleted because the sender's name will show in the chat bubble, which hints that the text was violating group rules.

We don't know the exact timing of the availability of the updates, as mentioned earlier, but it seems that users won't have to wait long.

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