WhatsApp Status Reply Indicator Reportedly in the Works: To Show if Messages Are Reply to Status Update

Minor addition to the messaging platform.


WhatsApp has been working on a lot of new features of late. The company was spotted testing some new features like a dedicated reaction view for images album, a feature that allows users to exit the group silently, and rich link previews. Before these updates, the Meta owned company released features like WhatsApp Reactions, View once feature, large groups, up to 2GB file sharing in group chats, and more.

Now, the popular social media messaging app is testing a new feature related to WhatsApp status. The company is now working on a new feature called Status Reply Indicator. Let’s take a look at the upcoming feature in detail.

WhatsApp is Working Status Reply Indicator

The newly spotted upcoming feature called the Status Reply Indicator has been spotted by WABetainfo. This feature is currently under development and it will be available in the future version of the WhatsApp beta for Android, iOS, and Desktop. From what we understand, the feature is yet to go live for beta users also.

As you can see from the screenshot above, the upcoming update for WhatsApp will show a unique icon when the latest message in the chat is a reply to a status update. While this is not a major update, this minor addition will be useful when receiving a quick reaction to your status updates, in a future version of WhatsApp. Once this feature is live, you will be able to immediately understand what the recipient is referring to.

The report further adds that even though the screenshot is taken from WhatsApp Desktop beta, WhatsApp is working on bringing the same feature to WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS and more details for the same are expected to be revealed later. Even though the feature has been spotted in the testing phase, there is no guarantee that the Status Reply Indicator will eventually make it to the stable or even beta channel.

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