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WhatsApp beta gets bigger, bolder link previews on iOS and Android

  • WhatsApp is rolling out much bolder link previews on the beta version like Telegram, in a bid to be more user-friendly.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 19:48 IST
WhatsApp beta is receiving a new update
WhatsApp beta is receiving a new update (Pixabay)

As far as little updates with big results go, WhatsApp's latest beta update is one of them. The company is rolling out a trivial feature that could have a big impact on how you share links on WhatsApp. In July, the messaging app was reported to have been working on implementing bigger link previews. The folks over at WABetaInfo revealed the then-upcoming feature and what the devs have in store for us before the features are made public. This WhatsApp feature is now being rolled out.

If you are on the stable version of WhatsApp, you must have noticed that the app squishes previews of the links into a tiny thumbnail and it takes four to five lines. However, that's changing now. In a bid to be more like Telegram, the shared links on WhatsApp beta now appear bigger and bolder. It displays more text and a larger image. Hence, giving you a better idea about the shared link. As per a new report, the updated image previews are now rolling out to beta versions of WhatsApp on both iOS and Android. You will see the difference if you're running iOS version 2.21.160.17 or Android version 2.21.17.15.

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WhatsApp has been on a roll lately. The company has released several new features. The latest one allows users to switch platforms - from Android to iOS or vice versa. Previously, there was no way to move your chat history from one system to another. Now, you can use the Smart Switch feature to backup your chat history and files and transfer them to any new phone. Moreover, the company recently introduced support for multiple devices on the web. You can use the service on multiple PC and laptop computers without having to mirror from your smartphone.

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Additionally, just like other services like Google Meet and Zoom, people who miss the start of a group video conversation can join at any time during the call on WhatsApp. Another one of the latest features includes View Once. If you use this feature, the photos and videos you send will be deleted straight after being opened and viewed.

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First Published Date: 19 Aug, 08:25 IST
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