- Aug 17, 2014
WhatsApp group chats could be getting a feature that displays profile pictures of users while texting. WABetaInfo reports the addition is a possible part of WhatsApp Beta for iOS 188.8.131.52.
The feature can not be disabled and will simply show the profile picture of each group member when they send a text. Development on the feature is ongoing; hence, beta users do not have access to it yet. Reports suggest the capability will resemble the interface of iMessage and group chats on Messenger and Instagram Direct, since the profile pictures are visible at all times.
Build 184.108.40.206 is also considered to be the 220.127.116.11 version in the WhatsApp Settings. The TestFlight build is 22.18.0. Users can become beta testers for WhatsApp by applying here, although the program is closed at the moment. The official launch date for this feature is unknown, as even beta testers have not received it yet.
WhatsApp could add a feature that displays profile pictures of group members besides the text they send in group chats. The addition is undergoing work and has not rolled out to beta users either.