WhatsApp testing bigger link previews, chat migration now available
What you need to know
- WhatsApp beta users can now see larger link previews.
- The messaging service has rolled the feature to all beta testers.
- You can now also migrate your chat history between iOS and Android.
WhatsApp is today rolling out further testing for its new larger link previews feature, just one day after making its chat migration feature available.
It means beta testers can now see larger link previews when sharing links in chats on iOS and Android:
WhatsApp is testing a large link preview for a future update. pic.twitter.com/398d8VRpTZWhatsApp is testing a large link preview for a future update. pic.twitter.com/398d8VRpTZ— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) July 6, 2021July 6, 2021
It comes just one day after WhatsApp finally rolled out its long-awaited chat migration feature for moving between iOS and Android.
As announced last week:
It means users purchasing devices like Apple's iPhone 12, currently Apple's best iPhone, or the upcoming iPhone 13 will be able to hang onto all of their chat history when moving from Android.
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