WhatsApp adds new features for links which make link copying easier and there is a dedicated tab to view all the links shared in one-to-one or group chat.
As of February 2016, WhatsApp has over 1 billion users globally and the team is working hard on more and more features to make it user-friendly. Before we get any updates available officially to mobile platforms, we can try their beta version from the official website. Before making a stable version, the new features will be made available to users/developers to try it in a beta version. WhatsApp is delivering stable updates with remarkable features like Calls, Google Drive Backup, Starred Messages, WhatsApp Web, etc., To add one more feature to the above list, now they have added Link Copying and Link History Tab feature. You all aware that WhatsApp team has recently announced the withdrawal of their support for blackberry, Nokia and some older versions of android and windows phone to focus on major mobile platforms. Let’s see about the new features.
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Link Copying is now made easy than ever. We can’t copy the links directly and it is one of the most annoying things for the users. You need to tap and copy the entire message, then paste it and then you need to edit the links. This is one of the disadvantages of WhatsApp.
But to overcome this, WhatsApp has added the new feature, which makes link copying easy. To Copy the link from the messages, just tap and hold the link for a second, that’s it. The link will be copied to the clipboard and you will get a notification Link Copied. So that you can paste the link anywhere on your phone like messages, browsers, etc.,
Links History Tab:
You can now view all the links shared in either one-to-one or in a group chat. Just go to the media screen where to get the images and videos of the chat, there you can now see two tabs with MEDIA and LINKS. Links tab has all the URLs shared in the entire conversation. The links will be displayed in a rich-preview format. You can tap and hold on any link to forward, delete, star, copy. If you want to view the webpage, then just tap once, then it will load the webpage in your browser.
The above-mentioned feature are available on WhatsApp version 2.12.486 or later. You can download them from here.
You can also test the beta version from Google Play Store by visiting WhatsApp testing page and choose to become a tester.