WhatsApp testing in-app browser feature for Android

WhatsApp testing in-app browser feature for Android WhatsApp for Android beta has been updated with a new in-app browser, a feature which is still under development.

WhatsApp testing in-app browser feature for Android

The feature is included in WhatsApp for Android version 2.19.74 would show the in-app browser every time the user tries to open a link shared over the app.

The in-app browser will help users open any link that is present in the conversation.

WhatsApp testing in-app browser feature for Android

WhatsApp testing in-app browser feature for Android WhatsApp is reportedly developing a new feature that will allow users to open a shared link via an in-app browser. WhatsApp has submitted a new v2.19.74 beta version to the Google Play Store which contains the in-app browser. 

WhatsApp testing in-app browser feature for Android WhatsApp’s in-app browser will work on phones running Android version 4.1 or newer. 

According to the report of WaBetaInfo, the feature will come with WhatsApp version up to 2.19.74 which has been recently submitted under the Google Play Beta Program.

WhatsApp testing in-app browser feature for Android the in-app browser feature is under development and is yet not available for users.

Once available, WhatsApp will show the in-app browser every time a user tries to open a link in any chat or conversation.

It is likely that this new in-app browser is aimed at tackling fake news, one of the most prominent problems to hit the messaging platform in recent years.

As per the report of WEBetainfo, WhatsApp currently does not allow anyone to take screenshots or make a video when the in-app browser is open.

How the new in-app browser feature will come with safe browsing?

WhatsApp testing in-app browser feature for Android 

#  WhatsApp is able to detect if any link that the browser is opening is unsafe with the help of “Safe Browsing” feature. 

# The upcoming feature also takes care of the users’ privacy.

# The feature warns users if the web page contains any malicious content though it is also likely to generate some false positives.

# The app will, however, not store the user’s search history, the process will be managed by the system which will reportedly use Android API.

# It means it uses the Android API to open any link. If you will choose to use the in-app browser you should not worry if WhatsApp or Facebook are reading websites you are visiting, they cannot access to your search history because the in-app browser uses an Android API, so everything is managed by the system. 

# The new in-app browser will be supported on all devices running Android 4.1 and above.

Notably

WhatsApp testing in-app browser feature for Android The new in-app browser feature is not available yet but will be seen in a future version as the messaging platform is working to make it bug-free.

So, it is likely that users might not be able to access it even after updating WhatsApp.

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