WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature ‘Documents Preview’. The update will be available to the beta Android users. The platform has submitted this update through the Google Play beta program. With this update the current version reaches to 188.8.131.52. It is reported that in this version the instant messaging app presents a new way to view image previews and videos shared as documents.
You all know that Meta’s cross messaging platform WhatsApp, is a popular social media which is known for testing and bringing new features to keep its users updated. This time it is enabling a new preview feature when you share image and video files in documents.
WhatsApp rolling out new Documents Preview feature
WhatsApp is developing new features to view media files. The developers team is working on a new user interface to get the preview when you share your images and videos as documents file. This will bring an improved document preview which will provide you with a better view of the content. A screenshot of the feature has been shared by a source.
In the screenshot you can see that an image which has been shared as a document now shows a proper preview of what has been shared. Till now as there was no preview you could not know the content of shared document. It only displayed a generic preview showing the file type and name. So you had to apply a second tap on the preview to get the details of the shared file.
At present this feature has been rolled out only to some beta testers. Certain beta testers may also get the same feature on some previous beta update. If you have installed the latest beta version but still don’t see the new interface after sharing an image as document, this means that the feature is not yet available for your WhatsApp account. However as image preview is still in testing it will take some time to reach the general public.
According to fresh reports the platform is likely to enable the improved Document Preview soon in coming few updates. For more information on all the upcoming developments regarding the new features be with us.