Is WhatsApp rolling out two changes for web version?

1684500513 Is WhatsApp rolling out two changes for web version
The picture shows the logo of WhatsApp. — AFP/File
The picture shows the logo of WhatsApp. — AFP/File

WhatsApp continuously strives to provide a better user experience by bringing in new changes to both the web version of the app as well as its Windows and macOS versions. As per WaBetaInfo, the instant messaging app is currently rolling out two new features for its web users that include a redesigned emoji panel and a chat share sheet.

The two new features are already available to a number of beta testers and will be launched for more users in the coming days.

The new chat share sheet has been entirely revamped by WhatsApp, and it now features a more compact design with labelled icons. On the other hand, the newly redesigned emoji panel has now been displayed separately and in a smaller size along with the sticker and GIF tabs, unlike the previous version that covered the entire screen.

Updates for Windows Native App

Previously, WhatsApp rolled out two updates for the Windows native app by releasing a redesigned message menu with a reaction bar and a feature to keep messages from disappearing. Initially, both the features were made available to some beta testers before rolling out to everyone.

The keep messages feature is already available for mobile apps and the Desktop Electron version of WhatsApp. This feature allows users to keep some messages indefinitely within the message menu screen, preventing them from being automatically deleted. Users will still have control over the messages, and if someone decides not to keep a message from disappearing, they can simply use the “upkeep” option.

Another new update is a button to send a quick reaction. A new reactions bar has been included in the redesigned message menu, improving the user interface.

Overall, WhatsApp’s redesigned interface and new features aim to enhance users’ experience while messaging on the web and desktop devices.