WhatsApp for Android to Let Users Edit Contact Details Without Leaving the App: Report

The instant messaging service WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta, is always adding new features to improve the user experience. Following reports that the Android app UI would soon be modified, WhatsApp is now rumoured to be delivering yet another tweak that could aid in retaining contact information. According to reports, the feature has been seen in WhatsApp for Android’s beta edition and may soon appear in the stable version. Users will be able to save contacts within WhatsApp once the capability is available.

WhatsApp is reportedly developing a new feature that would let you save contact information on your device directly from within the app, according to a report by WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo. Users will apparently see a redesigned user interface when they touch the redesigned Contact option. While saving new contact information, users will now get an interface resembling that of Google’s Contacts app, the source continued.

Users will apparently be able to add more information in addition to the name and phone number, such as birthdays, email addresses, and more. According to the source, after entering the information, the user will be given the choice to save the contact locally on the smartphone or on the Google account connected to the device. This attribute

WhatsApp is reportedly testing the feature on the following beta versions of WhatsApp for Android, which include 2.23.8.2, 2.23.8.4, 2.23.8.5, and 2.23.8.6. This feature is already available for the iOS version and it is only the Android version that is yet to get it.

Meanwhile, WhatsApp for Android is also reportedly testing a new navigation bar UI for Android. The UI is said to be similar to the one seen on the iOS version. The iOS app has the navigation bar at the bottom while Android has had it on the top all these years. Those using the WhatsApp beta for Android 2.23.8.4 should be able to see the new UI.

 

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