WhatsApp is rolling out status updates within the chat list on Desktop beta


After releasing the ability to create polls to everyone on the web/desktop client, WhatsApp is now rolling out status updates within the chat list to some users on the latest WhatsApp Desktop update!


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Status Updates – chat list
Status? Rolling out
Compatibility? WhatsApp Desktop beta 2.2246.6 is marked as a compatible update, but some lucky users on a stable version may get the same feature as well.
I’ve updated my version of WhatsApp Desktop but I don’t have this feature, why? Since this feature has been released to some users, it is still not available for everyone so please wait for a future update.
Thanks: Saadh Jawwadh for testing and reporting!
Previous news? WhatsApp news of the week: search for messages by date on iOS beta

In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android update, we announced a new feature available to some beta testers: the ability to view status updates right within the chat list. The same feature has also been released to some users after installing the WhatsApp beta for iOS update. Finally, this is rolling out to even more users after installing the latest update of WhatsApp Desktop beta!

As you can see in this screenshot, it is easy to discover if the feature is enabled for your WhatsApp account: just check people that shared a status update within the status section and see if a ring around the profile photo shows up within the chat list. In case the feature is not available for your account, just keep your version of WhatsApp up to date in order to get the feature at a later date.

The ability to view status updates within the chat list has been released to some users and it will be rolled out to more people over the coming weeks.

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