WhatsApp links take on new meaning on iOS with its latest beta

WhatsApp Beta for iPhone is updated almost daily, frequently bringing interesting news. Version 2.21.160.17 for iOS, available through Testflight, has an improvement in link sharing, and the link preview is now much larger and more visual.

Snapshots of much larger links

WhatsApp is testing a large preview of the links for a future update. pic.twitter.com/398d8VRpTZ

– WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) July 6, 2021

The link preview arrived at WhatsApp for iOS a few years ago, although it hasn’t undergone any major changes to date. Since the new version of WhatsApp Beta, the thumbnail no longer displays the link thumbnail in small size, but now displays in a much larger aspect ratio, maintaining its position above the link.

Although the change seems somewhat minor, the experience when viewing links will change much, much more comfortable now.

This is a relatively minor change, but it will mean a significant improvement in the user experience, as it will now be easier to know what the link is about at a glance. The operation of the links remains the same, there are only changes in the preview they display.

As usual, the change is for the beta of WhatsApp first, so it can only be tested by users who have signed up for the beta program through Testflight. The rest of the users will have to wait for the change to reach the stable version, a process that could take a few weeks.

In addition to this change, the stable version of WhatsApp is about to receive the migration of chats from iOS to Android after integration with the Samsung Smart Switch, one of the most important changes in the history of the application. messaging.

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