Whatsapp is working on an update that makes it easier to format text in the chat box for desktop users. The Meta-owned instant messaging app has released a beta version of the desktop app that adds a new menu. according to one publish (opens in new tab) by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp beta for Windows brings the nifty text formatting options we’ve seen in android and iOS apps so far. The feature is at an early stage of development and we can see many more changes coming to the final version.
The new feature was seen in the beta version of WhatsApp for Windows version 2.2225.2.70 through the Microsoft Store. As seen in the screenshot, the app offers options to paste any content into the chat box, undo the last change that was made, and also to select all the text. The option to format the text in bold or italics remains below the menu. It looks like the options are visible when you right click and highlight text.
The post highlights that spell check fixes are not currently working as right-click functionality is assigned to this feature. There will be changes in the future, but for now, it looks like there are some sacrifices to be made.
It’s all in the little things
This may just be a minor update, but it improves the overall service experience for many users. WhatsApp is working on various projects such as expanding the scope of emoji reaction, adding the ability to pause and record voice notes in the Windows app, and also creating a macOS version also.
WhatsApp is improving some of the minor details in the apps functionality as well as adding new important updates. communities is a feature that should be coming soon, allowing users from different groups to unite into a single group. And if you’re not interested in staying in one, you can leave the group and only the admins will be notified.
As mentioned earlier, WhatsApp has added emoji reactions, but the company is expanding the feature to use any emoji available on the system. The company found a balance between attracting new people to join and retaining existing users. The smallest changes have had big impacts.