WhatsApp Regularly roll out updates with new features and bug fixes for its apps on various platforms.Although the app works very similarly for web and desktop users, there are some features that are only available for WhatsApp Desktop user. One of these features is the ability to generate rich link previews. For those unaware, the feature allows you to generate live previews of shared links on the platform. According to a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp desktop stopped generating rich link previews due to some technical glitches.
The report further revealed that the Facebook-owned platform has addressed the issue with a fix introduced last week.It’s worth noting that you still can’t generate link previews WhatsApp websiteas it is one of the unsupported features after migrating to multi-device, such as the ability to create broadcast lists or view live locations on linked devices.
WhatsApp is also reportedly working on a new feature that will make it easier for you to message unsaved contacts. Currently, when you tap a phone number in the chat bubble, WhatsApp takes you directly to your default dialer app. With an upcoming update, the platform may show you more options after tapping a phone number. According to previous reports, WhatsApp has started rolling out a new beta update for Android users. The update bumps the app’s version to 188.8.131.52. With an update, the Facebook-owned platform lets you use some shortcuts when selecting a phone number in a chat bubble.