WhatsApp stories feature is nothing new. Meta has this strange habit of putting the same features into their apps, at least that’s what we’ve observed.
In a nutshell, the WhatsApp story feature is simply a copy of Instagram stories. Status updates are visible for 24 hours.
WhatsApp’s latest beta version makes us guess that its status feature is becoming more accessible. Originally, the famous blog “WABetaInfo” spotted this amazing feature.
Do We See Any New Features?
After searching through reports, we found out that you can watch status updates right on the chat screen.
Previously, it was only made available to WhatsApp Desktop Beta. We are now seeing it rolling out on phones as well.
Post update, we won’t have to open the status tab. All of the statuses will be accessible right in the chat tab.
Moreover, WhatsApp is also focusing on rolling out an Edit Message feature. See below for more information.