The Web3 browser, crypto wallet, and messaging app releases version 1.9 which features status updates, link previews, local notifications on Android, and more, to enhance your Status experience.
With the v1.9 release, Status introduces some new features to make interaction with your community more enjoyable. The new “Status” tab within the tab bar allows anyone to set their own status, as well as view a timeline-like feed of their contacts’ status updates.
This version also includes link previews in chats to strengthen privacy. Displaying the URLs or enabling the preview requires the user to give their IP address to the website. The site requests this information to deliver the image and relevant metadata in preview mode. So for now Status offers the option to preview links to YouTube only, more allowed sites will be added in the future. Link preview is off by default, but anyone can turn it on according to their preference.
“Status has always empowered people to communicate with each other like never before. From sending financial transactions p2p, accessing a truly borderless economy and marketplaces, to sending messages without intermediaries or surveillance “Simona Pop – Community Manager
Version 1.9 introduces local notifications in Android to confirm incoming transactions, outgoing transactions, or outgoing transaction failures. Another key feature for a crypto wallet.
Lastly, v1.9 adds backward compatibility for ENS usernames as well as bug fixes.
About The Status Network
The Status Network works in distributed groups around the world to research how to combat financial and political oppression, using blockchain and other emerging technologies. It is a global collective that works to create products, tools and infrastructure for resilient, sustainable and inclusive communities, through 3 areas:
1- In the product area, it includes the Communication Status App launched in Argentina, a Keycard for an open payment network and other decentralized financial tools.
2- In the area of developer tools, it has Embark and Subspace, two tools to help developers create decentralized applications.
3- In the area of infrastructure, The Status Network has Vac, an R&D initiative that creates a modular structure of messages between peers for private, secure, and censorship-resistant communication. It also includes Nimbus, which focuses on Ethereum 2.0 clients for mobile phones and devices with restricted resources.
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