According to reports, the Meta-owned instant messaging application WhatsApp is planning to add a new cover image in the style of Facebook.
The feature was recently discovered by WhatsApp development tracker WABetaInfo, according to the company.
“WhatsApp is developing a new feature that will allow you to customise the cover photo for your profile. Actually, this feature is currently being developed for WhatsApp Business accounts only, and it is not intended to be made available to standard WhatsApp user accounts. It has been reported that when the feature is enabled for beta testers, some changes will be made to your Business profile settingsa, according to WABetaInfo.
As depicted in the screenshot shared by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is planning to include a camera button in users’ Business Settings, which will allow them to choose an existing photo or take a new one to use as a cover photo for their account.
“As you can see in this screenshot, WhatsApp is planning to include a camera button in your Business Settings, which will allow you to choose an existing photo or take a new one to use as your cover photo in the future. Visitors to your business profile (including standard WhatsApp users) will be able to see your cover photo, as well as your company logo and other information “WABetaInfo contributed to this article.
When any other user from your contact list visits your business profile, they will be able to see your newly-set cover photo, as well as your profile photo and current status, which you have previously set. WhatsApp Business Accounts will soon be able to customise their cover photos, which is currently in the works.
“Despite the fact that the screenshot was taken from WhatsApp Business for iOS, WhatsApp plans to implement the same feature on WhatsApp Business for Android as well. Because the feature is still in development, there is no set date for when it will be available for beta testers. However, a new storey will be published on this website as soon as the feature is available for beta testers “It went on to say
While this is happening, WhatsApp is also working on making the ‘Community’ feature available in a future update. \s
The WhatsApp community is a private space where group administrators will be able to exert greater control over certain WhatsApp groups.
According to the report, WhatsApp Community functions similarly to a group chat, with group administrators having the ability to link other groups within the Community.