Meta is planning to make major changes to its messaging app WhatsApp. Over the past few months, reports have surfaced detailing a number of new features the company has been working on. The list not only includes the ability to share WhatsApp status updates as Stories on Facebook, but also includes a new channel feature within sections, including status updates and the ability to lock certain chats for security . Now, a new report says that the messaging app is planning to make major changes to the way users save new contacts to their smartphones.
As of now, when a user tries to save a new contact from WhatsApp on their smartphone, WhatsApp directs them to their phone’s Contacts app. Not only does this add extra steps when saving a new contact, but it also distracts a user from an ongoing conversation and in some cases makes the chat lose its thread. WhatsApp wants to fix this. And hence, the company is working on a new feature which is named as ‘Manage Contacts with WhatsApp’.
The ‘Manage Contacts with WhatsApp’ feature, as the name suggests, will enable users to save new contacts and make changes to existing contacts without leaving the WhatsApp platform.
As per the screenshot of the feature shared by WABetaInfo, which actively reports all the developments related to the platform, shows that the new feature will allow users to add contacts directly to the WhatsApp app, thereby switching the app completely. need will end. The blog site also says that the feature will allow WhatsApp users to add unknown numbers to their contact list by directly contacting them on the messaging platform without having to switch to the Contacts app.
However, there is a caveat. Currently, the company is testing this feature with limited users. Hence, only those users who have downloaded the beta version of the mobile app of WhatsApp on Android can access it. Interested users can open their contact list within WhatsApp and select the New Contact option to see if they’ve got access to the feature. “…if the section shown in the screenshot appears, it means that you can already add contacts without leaving WhatsApp,” blog site They say,
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