WhatsApp is working on a feature that displays the profile pictures of members in a group chat in the desktop app, as the feature is under development and its release is not yet known, but earlier this year, WhatsApp was also reported to be testing the same feature for iPhones.
According to a post from WABetainfo, beta testers of the WhatsApp desktop application will soon get a feature that displays the profile picture of the participants in a group chat, and the profile picture will be displayed next to each message sent in the group, and currently, WhatsApp only displays the name of the participants in the group. group next to their messages – just like in the Android and iOS apps.
Moreover, if the group member does not have a profile picture or is not available due to their privacy settings, then the default profile icon will be displayed and it will have the same color as the name of the contact.
As mentioned earlier, the Meta-owned instant messaging platform was also reported to be developing the same cosmetic change to group chats, and at the time, WABetaInfo stated that there was no way to disable this feature “as it will always be enabled by default for all group participants and there is no toggle for it.”
WhatsApp recently started rolling out a photo blur tool for some beta testers on the beta desktop app, and the tool will enable users to quickly mask sensitive information from photos. Reports indicate that WhatsApp has developed two blur tools to enable users to edit photos using an alternative blur effect. Users can also choose the blur size to apply the effect with pinpoint accuracy.
Earlier this week, WhatsApp was reported to be testing the ability to add captions to forwarded media files, and currently, WhatsApp enables users to add captions to photos, videos, and documents that are shared from the device’s local storage. This capability is rolling out to some Android beta testers.