WhatsApp has reportedly started rolling out a beta update that will allow users to request their account information on the WhatsApp desktop. The feature was originally rolled out on Android and iOS to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Request Account Info feature is said to be available only after you update your WhatsApp desktop to the latest beta version. The feature appears to be rolling out slowly and is currently said to be only available to beta testers. WhatsApp also started rolling out free cloud-based API services earlier this week to get more businesses to use the app. A recent report also indicated that WhatsApp Premium, a subscription-based model, is being tested for WhatsApp Business.
According to a recent report from WhatsApp feature tracker WABetaInfo, the social media app has started rolling out a beta update that will allow users to request account information on the WhatsApp desktop. The feature was previously limited to WhatsApp on Android and iOS. Users can only access the “Request account info on desktop” feature after updating their WhatsApp desktop beta to the latest version – it was currently spotted in v2.2219.3 beta but was originally in development in beta Version v2.2204.1 discovered – although it was not visible to testers at the time. Even now, the report mentions that the feature might only be available to certain beta users.
WhatsApp’s Request Account Info feature was launched in 2018 for Android and iOS as part of the company’s compliance with EU GDPR regulations. When users request a report from WhatsApp, it will be ready in three days. However, users may still have to wait some time before downloading it. The report provides details including any activity information, contact device details, or privacy settings.
In other news this week, WhatsApp announced that it is also launching free cloud-based API services to get more businesses to use the app. WhatsApp already has an API, or some sort of software interface, that businesses can use to connect their systems and participate in customer service chats through the service, which generates revenue for Meta.
A recent report also indicated that WhatsApp Premium, a subscription-based model, is being tested for WhatsApp Business. With this model, business accounts can pay a certain sum for different functions and capabilities. According to reports, owners of WhatsApp Business profiles can also unsubscribe from WhatsApp Premium and continue using the current version. The first mention of a subscription plan came in April when it was reported that the feature will allow businesses to connect up to 10 devices after subscribing to a plan.
https://gadgets360.com/social-networking/news/whatsapp-desktop-user-request-account-information-beta-v2-2219-3-android-ios-2996262 Introducing Request WhatsApp Account Info feature on desktop: Report