After allowing the user remove online status From the app to Android And the Iphone (iOS) , Hey The WhatsApp It is developing functionality for the desktop version of the messenger. The news was revealed by the specialized portalWABetaInfo This past Tuesday (23), it is currently in beta testing phase for Windows PCs. The much-awaited feature by users, allows hiding the bar that shows that the user is active in the messenger at that exact moment. Currently, only a small part of the users have been able to access the functionality in the mobile application.
Whatsapp HOME – Picture: Fernando Braga
According to the portal, the feature is already in the final testing stages. The screenshot captured and released by the page shows that the configuration can be done in a similar way to the one on a cell phone – that is, through the messaging account settings, along with the “last seen” setting. You will be able to choose between ‘Everyone’, ‘My Contacts’, ‘My Contacts Except…’ and ‘Nobody’.
Although the feature is practically ready in the desktop program, WhatsApp still classifies the feature as “in development”. Therefore, there are no expectations that the option will be launched, and no certainty that it will actually be launched. In mobile phones, the function has been gradually expanded, according to GoalIt should be released to all users by the end of August.
WhatsApp is also testing online access in the PC version – Image: Disclosure / WABetaInfo
Another novelty in tests on WhatsApp
WABetaInfo also detected another change in WhatsApp chats. According to the site, the messenger will be able to display small profile pictures next to messages in group chats. The novelty aims to make it easier to determine who sent this sentence in conversation, similar to the form already used in Direct do Instagram. The contact’s name will still be displayed normally on WhatsApp.
WhatsApp tests show users profile picture next to messages in group chats – Image: Disclosure / WABetaInfo
The experiment was spotted in version 184.108.40.206 of WhatsApp Beta for iPhone. According to the portal, thumbnail preview cannot be turned off, it is a permanent feature and is enabled by default for all users. This test is also in the development stage, and there is no expectation or assurance that it will be implemented in the final version of the application.
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