December 4, 2022
WhatsApp tests showing users' photos in groups;  Learn more |  apps

WhatsApp tests showing users’ photos in groups; Learn more | apps

a The WhatsApp A new change can be obtained in group chats: the ability to see photos of users who are already in the chat area. According to the information revealed by the specialized website WABetaInfo on Thursday (27), the functionality that was already spotted in the 22.18.0.72 beta version of Iphone (iOS), in group conversations, an icon with the user’s photo, right next to the chat bubble. This way, when you send a message in a group, the profile picture of the sender is associated with the content.

WhatsApp tests showing users’ photos in groups; Learn more – Photo: Marcela Franco / TechTudo

Since the feature is still in development and has not been released to the general public for testing, there is, at the moment, no target release date, and no certainty that the change will actually be implemented. However, according to WABetaInfo, the novelty may soon arrive on WhatsApp Desktop beta.

The change can be useful for instant identification of a participant in the conversation. Also, if there are duplicate names in the group, the tool also helps in distinguishing between the different members. Also, if the user sends a message, but due to the privacy settings his photo is not available, the photo will be replaced by the messaging icon, with the same color specified for the contact.

The function adds a thumbnail of the profile picture in messages sent in groups – Image: Disclosure / WABetaInfo

The functionality is not yet available for beta testers. However, when enabled, it will automatically appear in groups. To do this, you will need to open one of the group chats in the messenger and send a new message or wait for the conversation to be sent.

with information from WABetaInfo

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