WhatsApp has been testing several new features on iOS and Android versions of its app as a part of its beta program. Recently WhatsApp Beta on iOS and Android received the ability to generate rick link previews for status updates.
WABetaInfo has now reported that the Meta-owned instant messaging platform has started rolling out this feature to the stable release on iOS. The feature is being rolled out with WhatsApp for iOS version 22.22.75. This means users need to update their WhatsApp app to its latest version to be able to generate rich text for status. There’s no information on when the feature will arrive on the Android version of the app.
The App Store listing, according to the report, for WhatsApp has also been updated with a rich link preview feature. This confirms that the feature is now being rolled out widely.
To check if the feature is available for your version of WhatsApp. Simply publish a text and a URL as a status. If it shows more details about the URL, then the feature is available for your devices.
That being said, it’s a phased rollout and may take a while to reach to all users across the globe.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp is also testing a new redesigned user interface for disappearing messages. The updated interface will offer two options to users — Select message timer and Apply timer to chats. The redesigned layout is currently available for select beta testers only.