WhatsApp to display profile pictures of participants in group chats: Report

By, New Delhi
Aug 25, 2022 02:57 PM IST

For now, the update is available only in WhatsApp beta for iOS, the report said.

WhatsApp, which regularly rolls out new features for its users, is reportedly working on what may be the next update to the messaging platform – profile photos of participants in a group chat.

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According to a report in WABeta Info – the website is one of the more reliable sources of information on WhatsApp-related news – the update has been spotted in WhatsApp beta for iOS Describing it as ‘something that has been requested for a long time’, the website shared a screenshot of the reported update:

This is now the incoming messages would appear. (Courtesy: WABetaInfo)
This is now the incoming messages would appear. (Courtesy: WABetaInfo)

As seen in the screenshot above, any incoming message in a group chat would display the sender's profile picture next to his/her name. However, there would be no way to disable this option as it would be enabled for all group members by default, and also because there would be no switch for it, the report further said.

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Also, since the feature is still under development, there is no timeline on when it would be rolled out for a wider community of users. It is believed that this would be done after the company tested the update on the beta version on Android as well.


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