WhatsApp will now have large image previews for links for mobile devices
As you know, messaging apps can be used to share a variety of different content. But besides images, the thing we mostly share are URLs. When you share links on WhatsApp, you get to see what's on the site. Now, preview links are getting an upgrade.
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is rolling out large link previews to WhatsApp. The company has been testing the feature internally since last month but has officially rolled out the feature to beta users on iOS and Android. As the name suggests, this feature provides you with a large image preview of the link being shared.
WhatsApp is rolling out large previews when sharing links, for iOS and Android beta testers!https://t.co/TlWxMYdc7A— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) August 17, 2021
Note that the desktop app for WhatsApp already has relatively large image previews. But on smartphones, the larger sizes would be useful to get a quick look at what's on the site at a glance. Besides large preview links, WhatsApp is currently working on Multi-device, Disappearing mode, and the transfer of chat history from iOS to Android.
Of the bunch, the Multi-device feature is still the one most people are looking forward to. But are there any other features that WhatsApp should add to its platform? Share your ideas in the comments below, and stay tuned to TechNave for more news like this.