WhatsApp is reportedly testing new message body formatting tools in beta: full details

WhatsApp is reportedly working on new text formatting tools that could benefit coders, programmers, and software developers. The new feature was recently spotted in the latest WhatsApp for desktop beta update and is said to include three new formatting tools. These new tools help users share and read codes on WhatsApp easily. In the future, the tools could also be available to Android and iOS users. Recently, WhatsApp introduced HD photo sharing to all users on the stable channel.

According to a report by WhatsApp development tracker WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is working on three new text formatting tools that should make it easier to read and share technical code on the platform. The report suggests adding a “code block” feature to make technical codes readable on WhatsApp. It could help software developers, programmers and others to share code snippets in the app.

Meanwhile, a “Quote” function should also be part of this new toolset. This formatting tool allegedly allows users to refer back to specific messages or replies in a chat. The report also states that this under development citation text formatting tool will allow users to quote a specific portion of text and reply directly to it, which differs from the citation text feature currently available in the app.

The third tool aims to allow users to create a list of items within a message on WhatsApp. The report also includes a screenshot of the new formatting tools.


Photo credit: WABetaInf

However, there is no indication from WhatsApp as to when these features will be made available to all beta testers. The tools are currently in beta development. As with all features in development, the messaging platform could roll them out as part of a beta update before releasing it on the stable channel, or drop the feature altogether.

WhatsApp recently introduced HD photo sharing to all users. This allows users to share high quality and high definition images in their WhatsApp chats on Android, iOS, WhatsApp Web and Desktop. Images broadcast in HD will have a small “HD” icon. In addition, Meta has announced that HD video support will be coming soon.

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Chrissy Callahan

Chrissy Callahan is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Chrissy Callahan joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: ChrissyCallahan@worldtimetodays.com.

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