WhatsApp is known for always rolling out improvement to its app on all platforms. The Facebook own social platform recently introduced the two new features; the Call link and Sticker maker tool on Windows and iOS beta. Now, it is working on a new feature called Status and Newsletters tab, which will be available first on WhatsApp beta for Android.
The call link feature is designed to allow users choose between a voice and video call, by creating a unique URL for each call. This means that only those you share the link with, can join the call. The Sticker maker tool is an update rolled out to users for WhatsApp for iOS 23.3.77. The feature allows users to create custom stickers directly from their own images. Users can extract a subject from an image and paste it within a chat to convert it into a sticker.
This eliminates the need for third-party applications for creating certain stickers, providing a more integrated experience for users. The sticker maker tool is available to everyone on the latest version of WhatsApp for iOS 23.3.77, available on the App Store and the TestFlight app. However, as of now, it is only possible to use this feature on iOS 16
As for the Status and Newsletters tab, WhatsApp is redesigning the status tab to include two sections: status and newsletters. Users will be able to choose who they want to follow and subscribe to newsletters.
The update also includes a horizontal layout for status updates, similar to Instagram Stories. Phone numbers of users will be masked and hidden to protect their identity.
Furthermore, newsletters will be chronologically listed, with no ads or algorithmic recommendations, and users will always have control to choose who they follow.
While the Status and Newsletters tab feature is still under development, it is expected to be released in a future update of the app.