WhatsApp intends to provide Android users with features that have been available for iOS users for some time. A recent rumour suggested that a user interface update is imminent, and now we have details on yet another useful feature that will soon be available on WhatsApp for Android. Here are the pertinent details.
WhatsApp Will Soon Facilitate Contact Management
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp may soon add the capability to save or edit contacts directly from its Android app, making things more convenient. Available to some beta testers, the feature is being tested in WhatsApp beta versions 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, and 184.108.40.206.
This allows you to save a contact and include additional information, such as email addresses and important dates, directly on WhatsApp. Currently, you are directed to the phone’s contact app to perform the action, which can be a time-consuming process. This will not be the case once this feature is implemented.
WhatsApp for iOS already allows users to save and edit contacts within the app, so it would be a welcome addition for Android users to receive this small but useful feature.
This feature is currently limited to beta testers, and it is unknown when it will be made available to everyone. Nevertheless, rest assured that this is likely to occur soon.
Similarly, a bottom navigation bar is currently being developed for Android users, making the WhatsApp user interface consistent and comparable to iOS. This is a much-needed change that should be well-received by the majority. Expect privacy-enhancing features such as the ability to lock individual chats. Additionally, iOS users could have the ability to share Status updates as Facebook Stories without leaving the app.