So far, the news in the WhatsApp status is sorted by view time. But this may change soon – at least in iOS. Because WhatsApp is testing a new algorithm there.
WhatsApp is currently testing the so-called sorting feature in iOS. The messenger assigns contacts in the status field based on how often they interact with the user. This reports the "WhasAppBetaInfo" page.
People with a better ranking will then be shown more clearly in the status area. So far, people in the status area are listed when they publish the latest update.
According to "WhasAppBetaInfo", the new algorithm analyzes the interaction with WhatsApp contacts as follows: If the user ignores messages from a contact, the algorithm gives it a "bad" sort. People who regularly exchange messages with the user receive a "normal" ranking. Everyone who shares media data like the picture gets a good ranking. And the user gets the best rankings from his contacts on WhatsApp. In addition, the algorithm also analyzes how users interact with people in group chats.
Recently, all iOS users have the opportunity to join the WhatsApp beta program and download the test versions of Messenger. According to "Computerbild.de" more than 10,000 test sites are already available. Who wants to try being a beta tester, Install the application "Testflight".
With the help of Beta programs, WhatsApp is testing the new features of the program on the user smartphones.