announced a pack of new
coming to states, bringing more ways to connect with friends and family.
For added privacy, the user of the messaging service can use the
to control who can see your status.
Other new features include
, status reactions for
, profile status ring when there are new updates, and
for more visual status updates.
Status is a popular tool for sharing ephemeral updates with friends and close contacts on WhatsApp.
It disappears after 24 hours
and can include photos, videos, GIFs, text, and more.
Just like personal calls and chats, WhatsApp status is protected by end-to-end encryption, so you can share it privately and securely.
What's new in WhatsApp States.
Next, the set of new features to WhatsApp status with which you can express yourself and connect with others more easily.
public private selector
Each status you share may not be suitable for all your contacts.
We give you the flexibility to update your privacy settings by status, so you can choose who sees your status each time you update it.
The most recent audience you've selected will be saved and used as the default for your next status.
Now you can record and share voice messages of up to 30 seconds in WhatsApp states.
Voice statuses can be used to send more personal updates, especially if you're more comfortable expressing yourself orally than writing.
Reactions to states
As with messages, users can now respond to the statuses of friends and close contacts quickly and easily with reactions.
the most requested feature
after the launch of message reactions last year.
To be able to react, you have to slide your finger up and touch one of the eight emojis to respond to any status.
You can choose between doing it with text, voice messages, stickers and more.
Status ring on profile
With this new update when there are new updates With the new status ring on the profile, you will never miss the status of a loved one.
This ring will appear around your contact's profile photo whenever they share a status update.
It will also show up in chat lists, group participant lists, and contact information.
Status link preview Every time you post a status link, you'll automatically get a visual preview of what's inside, just like when you send a message.
Visual previews improve the look of your statuses and also give contacts a better idea of what the link includes before they click.
These updates have started rolling out to users around the world and will be available to everyone over the next few weeks.
We hope people will enjoy these new features soon.
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