WhatsApp will soon let you share media file as status when sharing via chat | Newsondot
WhatsApp is working on a new feature that will allow users to share a media file as a status update when sharing it with other users in a chat. WhatsApp users will not only be able to share pictures but also videos and GIFs using this method.
WABetaInfo shared a screenshot, which shows what the new interface will look like. The screenshot shows that users will get a status option just below the message bar that appears when sharing a media file. By tapping on the Status tab, users will be able to share the media file they send to a WhatsApp contact as a status update. Although the screenshot is from the company’s Android-based beta app, the blog site says the Meta-owned messaging app is also working on similar features for its iOS app.
Editing a recipient when sharing media
In addition to the feature mentioned above, WhatsApp is also working on a feature that will allow users to change the recipient before sharing a media file with a contact. The same screenshot shared by the blog site shows the recipient’s name as a tab next to the Status tab while sharing a media file. By tapping on the recipient’s name, users will be able to change the recipient with which a media file – image, video, or GIF – is shared.
Interestingly, a separate article from the blog site shows that by tapping on the recipient’s name while sharing a media file, the user’s WhatsApp contact list opens. From there, users can select the individual user or the group they want to share the media file with.
As for availability, these two features are still in development and it is not known when these features will be available on the messaging platform.
In addition, WhatsApp is also working on the animation of heart emojis on its platform. For now, only the red heart emoji has animation. Now, the company plans to animate other heart emojis, including white hearts, blue hearts, orange hearts, black hearts, purple hearts, green hearts, and yellow hearts.
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