WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new privacy shortcut for Android smartphones. As per a report by WABetaInfo, the new WhatsApp shortcut will allow you to manage status privacy settings. The report mentions that WhatsApp has started to roll out a new beta update for Android users and references to the shortcut have been found in the update. The update brings the version of the app up to 188.8.131.52. The new shortcut is rumoured to work alongside the new caption bar which is also under development.
According to a screenshot shared by WABetaInfo, the new shortcut will allow you to edit the list of users who will be able to see the status updates shared by you. The report suggests that you will be able to spot the upcoming shortcut at the bottom of the screen when you tap on ‘Status’. With the shortcut, you will be able to quickly select the WhatsApp contacts with whom you want to share your currency or future updates. Currently, users have to go to status settings to limit the audience of their status updates. As the feature is still under development, it is not available for beta testers. WhatsApp has not officially revealed any detail about the shortcut but it is expected that it will be available to users with the coming updates.
As per a previous report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is also enabling a new preview for documents shared in chats for Android users. According to the report, the Facebook owned platform is working on a new way to get the document preview when you share videos and images as documents in chats. Currently, you can not get a glimpse of an image or video sent as a document without opening it. As per the screenshot shared with the report, the preview will be similar to the one that is visible when you share a PDF file as a document on WhatsApp.