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Is WhatsApp rolling out two changes for web version?

Two new features are available to some beta testers and will be rolled out to more people over coming days

By Web Desk
May 19, 2023
The picture shows the logo of WhatsApp. — AFP/File
The picture shows the logo of WhatsApp. — AFP/File 

WhatsApp keeps enhancing the user experience by bringing changes to the web version of the app as well as Windows and macOS. 

According to WaBetaInfo, the instant messaging app is rolling out two new changes which include a new chat share sheet and a redesigned emoji panel for the web users.

According to the app-tracking website, the two new features are available to some beta testers and will be rolled out to more people over the coming days.

WhatsApp has entirely revamped the chat share sheet, making it more compact and labelled each icon.

— WaBetaInfo
— WaBetaInfo

The emoji panel has also been redesigned. It first covered the entire bottom of the screen but the latest update shows that it is now displayed separately and in a smaller size with the sticker and GIF tabs.

WhatsApp has been enhancing the user experience by redesigning the interface.

Windows native app updates

It previously brought two updates for the Windows native app by releasing a feature to keep messages from disappearing and a redesigned message menu with a reaction bar.

The two features, named keep messages and redesigned message menu, were rolled out for some beta testers initially.

Users are now provided with the ability to keep messages from disappearing. This feature is already available on mobile apps and the Desktop Electron version of WhatsApp.

This feature would prevent some messages from disappearing if they select the "keep" option available within the message menu.

"In case you decided to keep some messages from disappearing, they will be listed within the chat info screen," said WaBetaInfo.

Every user will still have control over those messages. If someone doesn't want to keep a message from disappearing, they can use the "upkeep" option.

Another new update is a button to quickly send a reaction. A new reactions bar has been included in the redesigned menu, improving the user interface.