Constantly evolving in creating better user experiences, WhatsApp is now working on new features that will make the app more interesting to use and navigate through.
According to popular portal WABetainfo, the Meta-owned messaging app is now working on the ability to view status updates right within the chats list in a future update of the app. It is quite similar to Instagram where it is possible to view status updates right within the chat list.
“If a contact publishes a status update, it can also be seen right within the chats list or when the user is searching for chats and messages. If the user clicks on the chat cell, WhatsApp opens the conversation with the contact but if they click on the profile picture of the contact that published a status update, their status update shows up,” said WABetaInfo.
Next up is an update on group polls. After sending the poll, you and other people can vote for the option you choose and other participants will be able to see all votes. The process of sending a group poll is secured by end-to-end encryption.
Lastly, WhatsApp is also working on quick reactions. It is a way to quickly send an emoji when viewing a status update on WhatsApp. WhatsApp is planning to add 8 new emojis to use as reactions: Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes, Face with Tears of Joy, Face with Open Mouth, Crying Face, Folded Hands, Clapping Hands, Party Popper, and Hundred Points.