Recently, WhatsApp has begun rolling out a number of new features. WhatsApp is always developing new features that will improve user experience. Speaking of brand-new features, there was news last week that WhatsApp was developing profile avatars. It appears as though the feature is now available.
according to the WhatsApp development tracker WABetaInfo , The ability to create an avatar has begun to become available to certain iOS beta testers once they install the WhatsApp beta for iOS update through the TestFlight app.
According to the source, Earlier the Avatar function had some bugs that’s why WhatsApp quickly pulled it back. But now, WhatsApp is rolling out the feature once more.
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As you can see from this screenshot, all beta users will be able to set up an avatar by going to the WhatsApp Settings and checking their profile. Once the feature is configured, you will be able to send stickers and choose an avatar that can serve as your profile picture.
Remember that creating an avatar is a feature that is optional. It’s quite alright if you choose not to use this function.
Since this feature is now accessible to iOS beta users, it is anticipated that Android beta users will soon have access to it as well. Users of the Android beta programme should monitor this release.
In addition to this functionality, it is said that WhatsApp is testing the Message Yourself feature with a small group of beta testers. Previously, one had to create a group to send messages. Now the messaging app will automatically save your number. Beta users should keep an eye out for this update as users on updating the app will automatically see Message Yourself as the chat caption.
Lastly, the popular messaging app is also working on improving the group chat experience. The company will reportedly add profile photos in group chat. By adding this feature, the user experience will improve, users will no longer have to look at the name of the person. According to WABetaInfo, this feature has already started rolling out for some iOS beta testers this week.