Upcoming WhatsApp feature makes it easy to block contacts on Android
January 12, 2023, 7:06 PM
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WhatsApp is reportedly working on a shortcut for its blocking feature.according to WA beta informationyou can block users directly from the chat list.
This option is part of the new beta update of Android with version 188.8.131.52.
However, this feature is currently in development and will be released in a future update.
Why is this story important?
- Meta owned social media apps are constantly innovating to improve user experience. As is customary with most updates, this new option will be tested in beta first.
- Blocking is a key tool in popular social media apps, allowing users to cut ties and stay away from spam and unwanted messages.
Block shortcut built into chat list
Previously, you had to open a chat, go to contact info, and block the person.
A new option lets you block a person directly from your chat list without opening the chat.
This shortcut not only makes blocking contacts easier, it saves time and makes it easier.
WhatsApp iOS beta update introduces new toast view
WhatsApp regularly introduces new features and fixes as part of beta updates for Android and iOS.
As part of Android beta update 184.108.40.206, we included an alert option to notify users when transferring media with captions.
The iOS 220.127.116.11 beta update brings the ability to detect text in images in conversations. This feature is based on the iOS 16 SDK.
WhatsApp is also working on a chat forwarding feature
WhatsApp is also developing a new “chat transfer” feature from Android to Android. A new option lets you seamlessly transfer your chats to another Android device without backing them up to Google Drive.