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WhatsApp to introduce status notifications feature soon: Here's how it will work

WhatsApp is set to debut a new feature for status notifications, aiming to keep users informed about unseen updates. Here's a sneak peek at what's in store.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Apr 07 2024, 09:01 IST
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1/5 Utilize Disappearing Messages: This feature automatically removes messages after a specified timeframe, enhancing privacy. Users can select durations of 24 hours, 7 days, or 90 days for individual or group chats, though message previews persist in notifications until the app is opened. (Pixabay)
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2/5 Initiate Audio and Video Calls: WhatsApp allows free one-on-one or group calls of up to 32 participants. Users can effortlessly toggle between audio and video calls, with the latter defaulting to the camera being on but providing the option to switch cameras. (unsplash)
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3/5 Personalize Chat Wallpaper: Enhance the visual appeal of your chats by customizing wallpapers. Options include changing wallpapers for all chats or specific ones, with the ability to choose from WhatsApp's templates or personal images. Dark mode users can also adjust wallpaper dimming for better readability. (unsplash)
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4/5 Adjust Privacy Settings: Take control of your privacy by customizing settings related to online status, profile information visibility, read receipts, group invites, and more. WhatsApp offers comprehensive privacy controls accessible through the settings menu, ensuring users can tailor their experience to their preferences. (unsplash)
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5/5 Monitor Data and Storage Usage: Stay informed about your data consumption and manage storage efficiently by accessing WhatsApp's storage and data settings. Users can manage storage, view network usage, adjust media auto-download settings, and choose media upload quality, providing transparency and control over resource usage. (Bloomberg)
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WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature for status notifications that will improve user experience and connectivity on the platform. (WhatsApp)

In the realm of messaging apps, WhatsApp consistently makes waves with its innovative features. Riding on the heels of news about WhatsApp's advancements in AI technology, the company is now set to elevate the status-viewing experience for users.

The latest buzz surrounds WhatsApp's forthcoming feature on Android, aimed at providing users with notifications about status updates. According to reports from WABetaInfo, this feature is currently in development and is slated to be included in an upcoming version of WhatsApp. The functionality, still in its testing phase within the Android beta version "2.24.8.13," is not yet available for widespread testing.

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Improving User Engagement

Alongside this, WhatsApp is also working on a feature to alert users when they are mentioned in a status update, enhancing their engagement with the platform. The primary goal behind these developments is to keep users informed about relevant activities within their network. However, what sets this feature apart is its ability to notify users about unseen status updates. 

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Speculation and Anticipation

A leaked screenshot reveals a notification that reads, "You have an unseen status update from [contact name]," though the exact triggers for these notifications remain ambiguous. Speculation from WABetaInfo suggests that notifications may be prompted when users have missed status updates where they were mentioned. This serves to ensure users remain connected and updated on interactions within their WhatsApp circles.

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First Published Date: 07 Apr, 09:01 IST
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