Digital stories, whether they’re Instagram, SnapChat, or Facebook have become a new way for people to share glimpses of their life with people on the web. WhatsApp also has its own version of stories called “status”. It’s a quick and easy way to update people about your life or about something that you like. And now it is believed that WhatsApp is testing something new that involves sharing your WhatsApp status to stories on Facebook and other apps.
The feature was first spotted in WhatsApp beta version 2.19.151 (Android) but has not been made visible. It is currently still under the development process but people using WhatsApp’s Beta Program would now be able to test the feature with a “share button” showing up underneath their status. All you’d have to do is click the share button and post your WhatsApp status as stories on other apps. Moreover, you won’t have to link your other app accounts to WhatsApp and both would be two separate events on the system. Regular data-sharing APIs would instead be used for the process. Also, WhatsApp status sharing feature wouldn’t be automatically enabled for users and they’d have to make the choice manually if they actually want to use it.
There have also been other developments in the WhatsApp Beta for Android 2.19.183 as well. WABetaInfo revealed that WhatsApp is also testing the ability to completely hide the muted status updates. However, it’s not available yet and would be released once it is completely bug free and updated.
Recently, WhatsApp also announced that it’s ending support for devices running Android 2.3.7 and iOS 7 by February 2020. Other features that WhatsApp is working on includes PiP or Picture-in-picture mode for all Android users. Basically, the feature allows you to play multiple apps in the background while also using WhatsApp.
Even though the WhatsApp status sharing feature is still under development, we can’t wait to see how helpful it might actually turn out to be!