WhatsApp Changes Online Status Features

  • 08-07-2022 |
  • Courtney Millhouse

WhatsApp updates happen regularly, and every time the developers add some useful features. Now, according to WABetaInfo, they are working on the online status of users. According to the service that monitors changes in the messenger code, the creators plan to give you the opportunity to choose contacts who can see your status on your own. You will be able to adjust your privacy settings and prevent some users from detecting whether you are online or not at the moment. WABetaInfo even posted a screenshot of this new feature, confirming that it is indeed in the development stage. The tool is expected to be added to the application with the next update.

Another innovation that WABetaInfo has recently discovered is related to the functions for deleting messages. In the 2.22.15.8 beta for Android devices, changes were seen in the available options. If now you can delete sent texts for everyone within 16 seconds, eight minutes, and one hour, then in the future, instead of these periods, 12 hours and two days will be available to you. If you’ve texted someone by mistake or sent media files to another contact, you’ll have more time to correct the situation.

The third and final news about WhatsApp from WABetaInfo is that the developers have changed the context menu design for the app’s desktop beta version. The updated menu will be available to users soon; it will be enough just to update your product to the latest version. The creators have added shortcuts such as undo, paste, and text selection (now you can quickly make a message italic or bold). All this can be seen in the beta version; it is expected that some elements may be changed before the final release.

Which of these news do you find most useful? What do you think developers should do to make WhatsApp even better?