The latest version of WhatsApp beta for iOS is rolled out with a new feature that allows users to view status updates of Business accounts directly from Business Info. This feature was first introduced on the Android version of the app.
The social messaging service has been testing new features on iOS. Recently, it was discovered that WhatsApp has updated Picture-in-Picture (PiP) interface with a new control bar to easily move the PiP view and play videos from YouTube, Instagram, and other platforms in full screen and end the video within the app. It was also reported that the company is developing a new ‘Global voice message player’ feature for users to continue listening to audio messages in any part of the app and a new ability to pause voice recordings feature that will enable users to pause a voice message at any time and continue it record the same voice note later.
iPhone users will be able to view the status of a Business account on Whatsapp directly from its profile picture like Instagram Stories
Meta, the parent company of WhatsApp and Instagram introduced Stories on Instagram which disappear after 24 hours and later it pushed the same feature on WhatsApp as Status. Currently, users on WhatsApp can view the uploaded status in the dedicated section on the app, unlike Instagram Stories which can also be viewed by tapping on the profile picture. But that has changed now, WABetainfo has found that for Business accounts, users will be able to view the account’s status by tapping on its profile picture.
People are now able to view status updates from Business accounts directly within the Business Info section. In this case, after tapping the profile photo, you can choose between viewing it or the status update.
At the moment, this change is only for status updates uploaded from Business accounts, so you cannot see status updates from your friends and family within their Contact Info. Note that you can still view status updates within the status tab.
Maybe in the future, the same capability will be expanded to other contacts. Recently, the company also extended support for end-to-end encryption to chat history saved on iCloud and Google Drive, on iOS and Android devices. Now, owners of Samsung Galaxy and all Pixel models running on Andriod 12 can also transfer their WhatsApp chat from iPhone to Android 12 devices.