A future WhatsApp update may allow users to like shared photos and mark read messages as unread, a new report suggests. A new AndroidPit report has revealed that WhatsApp, now owned by Facebook is currently testing the two features, and an update in the future may see them rolling out to the popular instant messaging platform.
The report has quoted WhatsApp beta tester Ilhan Pektas as having made the revelation about the possibility of a ‘Like’ button in group chats of WhatsApp in the days to come. Next time you or anybody in a WhatsApp group you’re part of shares a photo in the group; others will have the option to like it if the feature sees the light of day.
The ability to like shared photos coming to WhatsApp won’t be all that surprising since the chat client is now owned by Facebook and we know how popular the ‘Like’ feature is on the social media website.
Also, WhatsApp seems to be working really hard to make group chats a better experience for users and has been bringing in various improvements to it from time to time. These include the appearance of blue ticks for read messages (also a part of one-on-one chat), the ability to view who is typing and randomly assign other group members as administrators.
In addition, a future update may also allow users to mark read messages as unread, however, there’s still no information as to how the feature would be implemented into WhatsApp.
The ability to unread read messages is already available on Facebook’s Messenger chat platform; therefore, the feature coming to WhatsApp may not be all that surprising as well.