WhatsApp news of the week: profile icons within group chats and polls


If you missed our stories this week about the latest updates to WhatsApp beta for Android, iOS, and Desktop, this is a good time to catch up thanks to our summary. Among the 10 stories we shared, the best news of the week is about the ability to view profile icons within group chats, a feature released on WhatsApp beta for Android!


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  1. WhatsApp is releasing to businesses a new shortcut to boost their status updates in order to allow them to reach new customers on Facebook and Instagram.
  2. The WhatsApp beta for Android update offers the ability to see a list of groups they have in common with the contact they are searching for, available to some beta testers.
  3. WhatsApp is redesigning the chat attachment menu in order to offer a better user experience, for a future update of the Android app.
  4. In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android update, we announced that WhatsApp is working on limiting polls to only one choice, for a future update of the app.
  5. After installing the WhatsApp beta for Android update, some beta testers may be able to get profile icons within their group chats. Note that this feature is not available for everyone as it is rolling out to even more beta testers over the coming weeks. In our opinion, this is the best news of the week:

  1. Thanks to the business version of the WhatsApp beta for iOS update, we discovered that WhatsApp is working on adding communities to the business app, for a future update!
  2. In the article about the WhatsApp for iOS 23.5.75 update, we announced that WhatsApp was rolling out voice status updates to everyone.
  3. The ability to extract text right out of an image has been released to everyone after installing the WhatsApp for iOS 23.5.77 update from the App Store.
  4. WhatsApp for iOS 23.5.78 is a bug fix update that addresses an issue when restoring the chat history from an iCloud backup.
  5. WhatsApp is releasing new updates for WhatsApp Communities that offer a better bug-free experience to community admins, a tweaked interface, and changes for the community announcement group.

Stay tuned for more news and updates about WhatsApp, coming your way next week!

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