The new update expected to hit Whatsapp is the ability to view status by just clicking on the individual profile picture. It was reportedly announced that Whatsapp are working on this new option that pop up view status option when click on the profile picture of who you’re chatting with.
Currently, there is a separate tab inside the WhatsApp app where you can view status updates. The ability to view the status of a user is likely to be expanded to the chats section now, wherein users will be able to tap on the profile picture and get the option to view the contact’s status.
Tracker of WhatsApp features WABetaInfo reports that this new feature is under development. Meanwhile, this feature was spotted in the code of the latest WhatsApp for Android beta version 220.127.116.11.
How to Use the WhatsApp new Feature
It happens in a way whereby a user taps the profile picture of a contact, WhatsApp will pop-up an option asking if they want to view the status update or the profile picture. Users can choose the status update option to view the status of that specific user. This upcoming update is very similar with Facebook status viewing process.
This feature is still under development and cannot be seen even if users are on the latest WhatsApp beta.