WhatsApp is rolling out an update on Windows beta, letting users view community status

After the successful release of offering multiple emoji reactions on WhatsApp, the new update is just around the corner. The exciting news is that WhatsApp is allowing users to view status updates on Windows now.

Every other day we hear some good news from Meta. Be it about metaverse or new updates related to Facebook, Instagram, or WhatsApp. All of these are aimed to provide an enhanced user experience. You might have heard about it a few days ago, that WhatsApp has rolled out the latest update allowing users to hide their contact numbers when communicating with businesses online. Similarly, the popular messaging app has now come up with an improved experience on its Windows native app to let beta testers view the status of friends and colleagues.

The instant chatting app is working on refining its Windows native app by introducing updates that are available on desktop apps so far. The platform just rolled out the availability of status viewing features for beta testers recently. It is quite obvious from the screenshot shared below, that there is an option on WhatsApp UI that redirects users to the status updates and is shown at the top of the chat list. Moreover, it is worth mentioning here that not all the updates are accessible on Windows because this is a beta version. For instance, you can not respond to the status updates and can’t upload a new status.

The status viewing feature is available in the latest 2.2232.7.70 (and onward) beta version and if you find it missing, just exit the app and then reopen it. The option will be displayed after you’ve done this practice. The Snapchat Stories-like feature, I mean status updates visibility on windows is well appreciated.

Lastly, WhatsApp is currently specifying the Electron bundle identifier to Windows store apps (now UWP) to allow Microsoft Store to replace WhatsApp Desktop with Windows native app.

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