WhatsApp Testing Message Preview Feature on Android Beta: Here’s How it Works

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Lately, WhatsApp’s every update has been targeted towards tackling the problem of fake news. Whether it is the new forwarded tag or the limit of 5 recipients for the forwarded message, WhatsApp has finally taken the menace of fake news seriously and is working to roll out new features which would curb this problem. On the same lines, the Facebook-owned instant messaging giant might be on the verge of rolling out a new preview message feature for the application.


Preview Message Feature on Beta Version 2.18.325

This new update comes from the blog updating information about WhatsApp, WABetaInfo. In a tweet recently, WABetaInfo informed that WhatsApp might be on the task of developing a new feature for the application that would allow users to preview the message before forwarding it to your contacts. This is notably being done to ensure that the users deliver the message to the right recipients. This way, senders will be able to cancel the operation mid-way, if they realise that the message being sent is not intended for a particular user. WABetaInfo has also informed that this feature was spotted on the WhatsApp Beta version Android 2.18.325 and will be available for users in the future.

However, there have been no details released regarding this update. Since the news of the preview feature comes just from a tweet, there is no for sure announcement whether or not the update will be seen on the stable build.

WhatsApp Private Reply to Be Rolled Out Soon After Beta

Another important feature that WABetaInfo has listed is the private reply function. This new feature which is currently available on WhatsApp Beta allows users to reply privately to a message sent on group chat. Users can respond to a particular participant in personal conversation instead of typing the message in the group chat itself. They will just have to tap, hold and select the message and then they will be required to tap the three-dot menu on top after which they can choose to reply privately to the message. The message which the user sends will now be seen on the private chat window.


On the similar lines, WhatsApp has also introduced the Swipe to Reply feature which makes it very convenient for the users to respond to a particular message on their chat screen. To recall, this feature was already available on WhatsApp for iOS. However, it was missing from Android. In its latest array of updates, WhatsApp has thankfully included this small feature in its set of other updates. Going by the further reports, WhatsApp is also working on a Stickers feature for its application.

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