WhatsApp was recently rumored to be getting a new feature in the shape of stickers. Many users of Facebook and Facebook Messenger might already be familiar with stickers, but so far, the feature has yet to make its way to the most popular IM.
In another similar discovery made by the same WhatsApp watcher WABetaInfo, it appears that the tech company is working on introducing a new feature to the two desktop clients of the app. There’s the web-based WhatsApp Web and the downloadable desktop versions and apparently, the two will be receiving the treat.
At the moment, the new features are reportedly hidden and not available to regular users of the app. The app has a new Status button as well as a refreshed user interface for received Status updates. It gets even better as WhatsApp users will be able to upload photos, GIFs, videos as well as open the webcam to capture shots right from within the app. When one’s Status is opened, it’s marked as read, but this will only be possible if the Read Receipt option is turned on. If interested, you will also be able to type a reply to this status.
As noted earlier, these features are not yet available to the more than a billion people that use WhatsApp, but once the features are completely integrated, regular users should be able to start enjoying them.
WhatsApp has been making several updates to the app in order to keep it relevant in the market. We all know what happened when the company tried to force people into updating their statuses on a daily basis. Still, it appears that the Facebook-owned company hasn’t given up on this feature and is looking for all possible means to make it reasonable in the eyes of users. How this latest move turns out is still unknown, but we should know when the feature is finally released to the public.