WhatsApp Business Now Has the Option to Display Status Updates in the Profile Picture
According to reports, WhatsApp is getting a new way to view a business account’s status update. Users can view a business account’s status updates by tapping the profile picture on the ‘business info’ page, according to a new report by a WhatsApp features tracker. The feature is currently available to beta testers and will be available to all users in future updates. This feature was discovered in WhatsApp’s code a few months ago and was reportedly not available to any users — stable or beta testers — at the time.
According to WhatsApp feature tracker WABetaInfo, the social media messenger platform will get a new feature that will allow users to view status updates for business accounts by tapping the profile picture on the ‘business info’ page. Users have two options: view profile photo or view status. According to the features tracker, the Facebook-owned chat app will keep the old method for viewing the status updates are visible in the status tab.
According to WABetaInfo, this characteristic is available only to Business account users, but regular WhatsApp account users may install it in a forthcoming update.
This characteristic was found in the code of WhatsApp for Android beta 188.8.131.52 a few months ago. Currently, it is in the development stage and has not available for public beta testing.
WhatsApp Business account holders received another feature called ‘Collections which will allow users to organize catalog and categorize items. Furthermore, WhatsApp is reportedly adding a new control bar to the picture-in-picture video mode. The control bar permits users to quickly pause/resume a video or open/close full-screen mode. This feature is currently available in the instant messaging app, with only for videos from specific platforms.