The popular instant messaging platform, WhatsApp is now releasing a new update through the Google Play Beta program, the new update will include new options when selecting phone numbers in chat bubbles, as reported by WABetainfo. According to the WhatsApp news tracker, the platform is now releasing a new feature that allows users to use some shortcuts when selecting phone numbers in chat bubbles.
WhatsApp is Now Releasing New Options for WhatsApp Phone Numbers in Chat Bubbles
In the previous updates, when users interacted with phone numbers in a chat bubble, the application would take them straight to their default dialer app. However, now with the new update when the user will tap phone numbers in the chat bubble a new menu will show up. “In this case, WhatsApp will check if the phone number is available on WhatsApp, so if the contact has a WhatsApp account,” WABetainfo stated. It further reported that when the phone numbers are on WhatsApp, users can immediately start a new chat thread with the contact.
“There is also an option to call the contact by using the default dialer app and the ability to quickly add the contact to your address book. These two options always show up when the phone number is not on WhatsApp,” it further mentioned. These new options of selecting contacts in chat bubbles are available to more people today, and more activations are planned for the future.
WhatsApp is Also Working on New Voice Message Features
In addition to this, WhatsApp is also rolling out six new voice message features that will make the voice message experience on WhatsApp even better. The company said in a blogpost; “By keeping the design simple, we’ve made recording and sending a voice message as quick and easy as writing a text.”
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