WhatsApp seen working on alternative profile feature; Let testers double tap to find videos

WhatsApp A feature tracker has revealed that the company is working on a feature that will allow users to set up an alternative profile on the app. The Meta-owned messaging platform is working on the ability to show your default profile to some users, while displaying another profile to other users. Meanwhile, the service has also started testing a new feature that allows beta testers on Android to search for videos with the double tap gesture on the left and right sides of the screen.

The latest beta version of the messaging app was spotted by WhatsApp feature tracker WABetaInfo. Android phone, “Alternate Profile” feature It is designed to provide privacy options for users who use profile-related settings on the messaging app. Beta testers who updated WhatsApp to Android beta, which includes the seen code, will not be able to try out the feature as it is still in development.

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Optional profile settings coming to WhatsApp
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According to information shared by the tracker, WhatsApp is working on a new setting confidentiality , profile photo , alternative profile, The messaging service currently offers four settings for displaying your profile photo: Everyone, my contacts, Except my contacts…And nobody, The option to allow your contacts – or a subset of your contacts – to view your photos limits the audience who can view your profile.

A screenshot posted by WABetaInfo shows a brief description of how the alternate profile feature will work. Users who have allowed a limited audience to view their profile photo will be able to set an alternate photo and name on WhatsApp – as per the screenshot, these will be shown to users who can’t see the primary profile image.

Meanwhile, feature tracker reports that WhatsApp beta for Android has added a New feature related to video What beta testers can try – Ability to look forward and backward using gestures. After updating to the latest beta version, users can double tap on the left and right sides of the screen instead of dragging the seek bar.

Using the double tap gesture to go forward and backward in a video is a feature that is already present in many video streaming apps, including youtube, This can come in handy if you’re watching a video and want to rewatch a segment you just watched, or if you want to skip to a specific part of a video you’ve already watched. Hopefully the double tap to seek gesture will reach all users in a future version of the app.

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