WhatsApp has been actively testing the option to show status updates directly from the chat list. This new feature will make it much easier to view the statuses of your contacts when exchanging instant messages. Also, in the near future, the application will delight users with another option to create group polls, which lets all the members of the chat to vote and to view voting results.
WhatsApp's Status feature was introduced over 5 years ago with the goal of creating an interactive experience similar to Instagram Stories. All this time this function was accessible in the Status tab. It is obvious that WhatsApp decided to expand the influence of this option. Thus, all the updates of your status will be immediately noticed in the chat list.
WABetaInfo has provided a screenshot from which you can get information about how the status update will be displayed in the Chats list. You can expect a beta version of this update on mobile devices soon. Another function was noticed in addition to this feature, which allows other users to express their attitude towards your status by using 8 emojis.
At the moment, there is no exact information about the update when the feature with statuses and polls will become available for users. It will most likely take some time for it to be fully tested and improved before it becomes an integral part of the application.
Worthy of special mention is the fact that all personal messages and calls on WhatsApp are end-to-end encrypted.
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