Soumya Prakash Pradhan

The messaging app WhatsApp, owned by Meta, has been constantly adding new features over time.

Now, it is introducing another new feature. According to reports, WhatsApp is working on a redesigned status bar that combines a status preview and channel list in one place for its users.

This redesign aims to make the app more accessible and user-friendly.

Currently, it is available for beta testers and is expected to be rolled out to all users soon.

Here are more details about this upcoming WhatsApp update.

Reportedly, WhatsApp users will soon be able to try out a revamped status update tray interface in the next version of the app.

This new tray will be easier to access and more noticeable when the tab is opened, even though it remains at the top of the updates tab.

Thanks to this redesigned interface, users would not need to open each shared status update individually.

Instead, they will be able to see a thumbnail preview of the first one, making the whole experience smoother.

WhatsApp claims that the future UI for the status update tray will greatly enhance the user experience.

In addition to this, WhatsApp is also working on another upcoming feature ‘ownership transfer’.

This feature introduces a new option to transfer channel ownership. It allows the current owner to select a new eligible user and start the transfer process, as reported by WABetaInfo.