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What does the blue circle around the profile picture mean?

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New WhatsApp update: what does the blue circle around the profile picture mean

With WhatsApp, the status should now be displayed in the chat view as well.

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Until now, to see the status of friends and family, you had to click on the status area of ​​the application itself. Listed there are all users who have currently posted an available status, i.e. photos or videos, for viewing.

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That changes with the new update, because then the thin blue circle appears in the chat overview around profile pictures whose users have posted an online status. With this, the messenger is closer to photo and video apps like Instagram and Snapchat in terms of its functions.

Here’s what the new icon looks like around profile pictures:

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As always, WhatsApp is gradually rolling out the update to all users. According to “netzwelt.de”, the blue circle is part of the update on September 27 and has only now been activated. (the)