WhatsApp is making changes to its mention badge
But not everyone can use it.
WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world. In the past couple of weeks, reports have detailed the features that are expected to make it be available in the app soon. The list includes the ability to change app colours, larger media preview and Chat Threads among others. Now, word is that the company is making changes to its mention badge.
According to a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is making tweaks to its mention badge. The blog site said that the Facebook-owned messaging app is enabling the feature that enables users to view a mention badge when they receive a mention in a message from a specific group. The blog site said that some people were already able to see a mention badge. And starting today WhatsApp is expanding the test to more users.
Apart from that, the company has also changed the overall colour scheme of the mention-badge. As of now, the mention badge appears in grey while the name of the WhatsApp contact appears in Blue next to the badge when dark mode has been enabled. This, however, changes in the changes that the company is making to the feature. For starters, the badge that appears in grey will appear in dark green colour. Earlier, it used to appear, next to the name of the individual contact. Now, it will appear next to the contact card.
That said, these changes are available as a part of the WhatsApp beta for Android version 126.96.36.199. It remains uncertain when they will be available in the app.