A new feature that WhatsApp is working on for situations has emerged. With the new feature, when a link is added to the statuses, the page to which the link is directed will be seen as a preview without clicking anywhere. Thus, fraudsters’ misdirection will be prevented to some extent.
It turned out that the world’s most popular instant messaging application WhatsApp is working on a new feature. The feature that WABetaInfo discovered revealed that links added to status shares can now be previewed ‘without clicking the link’. Let’s take a look at the innovations that the work will bring into practice.
As a matter of fact, you can already share statuses in the form of links on WhatsApp. But currently, these links are only shown as text. This situation seems likely to change in the near future. Users will no longer just text-share when they share a link in their status. This link will also offer a preview in a tile. Thus, users will see the website they are going to, regardless of what is written in the link.
This is what WhatsApp’s new status page will look like
Although the link preview feature may seem like a simple visual innovation, it has the potential to undermine the work of scammers in particular. Because most scammers try to trick their victims into their network by redirecting them to site B, which looks like site A. The link preview feature can reduce the incidence of fraud as it allows users to see which website they are going to without clicking the link.
The status feature that WhatsApp is working on will also bring some changes. For example; In stable versions, the colour change, emoji or text adding section, which is located at the bottom left of the screen, will now be in the upper right corner of the screen. However, a new electorate will come to the vacant part. Using this option, users will be able to decide who can see the status they share and who does not. This will make things easier for users.
WhatsApp has not made any statements about the features it is working on. However, it is believed that these studies will begin to be made available in a short time. We will see how effective the features will be with user comments…