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WhatsApp Beta Unveils Redesigned Status Tab with Enhanced Previews

WhatsApp has been undergoing notable changes recently, particularly with the introduction of features like Channels, which became widely available last year. Recent updates to the app suggest further enhancements on the horizon, with a focus on the Status section within the Updates tab that encompasses both Status and Channel posts.

A sneak peek into the redesigned Status tab has been revealed by WABetaInfo, who uncovered it within version 2.24.4.23 of WhatsApp beta for Android. This update aims to make the status section more prominent within the Updates tab, though it appears to be limited to a select group of beta testers for now. Even with the latest version installed, users may not yet see the revamped design.

The new design showcases self-uploaded status previews prominently, with updates from contacts displayed adjacent to them in a card-style format. This departure from the older circular icon design provides a clearer and more comprehensive preview of both your own and your contacts' status posts.

One potential concern is that the card-based status previews may consume more space within the Updates tab, potentially overshadowing Channel updates. However, the transition to previews for status updates improves user experience by allowing for easier selection of updates to view or skip. If multiple status updates are available, users should be able to preview the first one and access additional updates from that contact by tapping the preview.


As this redesign is currently exclusive to WhatsApp beta, its integration into the stable version of the app remains uncertain. However, given the significant enhancement it offers in terms of status previews, there's hope that it will eventually roll out to all users, providing a more streamlined and user-friendly experience for accessing status updates.

this redesign is currently exclusive to WhatsApp beta, its integration into the stable version of the app remains uncertain
this redesign is currently exclusive to WhatsApp beta, its integration into the stable version of the app remains uncertain
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