TechnologyWhatsApp Rich Link preview feature easy to share links in status updates

WhatsApp Rich Link preview feature easy to share links in status updates

The screenshot shows how the preview of the links appearing in the status will be different with this feature.

Messaging platform WhatsApp is working on a new feature these days, with which it will be easier to share websites and links in status.

This feature related to status updates has been named ‘Rich Previews’.

Currently, when a link is shared in the status, the full link is shown, which when tapped shows its preview.

After the change, the preview of the web page will be visible to the users in the status.

Screenshot of the new feature surfaced

WABetaInfo , a website that provides information about WhatsApp updates and features, has told about the Rich-Previews feature.

The report states that this feature is currently being tested in the beta version of the app.

The benefit of the new feature will be available to users who share links in status updates.

The screenshot shows how the preview of the links appearing in the status will be different with this feature.


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Ongoing testing with Android beta users

The new feature is visible in the Android version of the messaging app . However, reports had surfaced that it is already being tested in WhatsApp Beta for iOS.

Now this new feature is being tested in WhatsApp Desktop Beta 2.2218.1 and Android Beta version.

This means that based on the feedback received from the users, the new feature can be rolled out to everyone soon.

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