WhatsApp’s new feature introduces a shortcut to find your contact: check how
WhatsApp gives you a new option to search for a contact. The Meta-owned instant messaging application will allow users to perform an instant search from the contact information page. Beta functionality has been rolled out to a few beta users. Also Read – Here Are Top 5 Features Coming Soon to WhatsApp
The new feature was spotted by WABetaInfo, a website that tracks the latest features rolling out to beta users of the messaging app. The contact information page was redesigned last year. Now, WhatsApp includes this new search shortcut in the redesigned contact page. Also Read – WhatsApp Rolls Out “Safety In India” Resource Center to Keep Users Safe Online
The report shares a screenshot of the new contact information page. In the updated contact information page, WhatsApp shows a new search icon next to the video call button. The new shortcut is rolling out to select Android beta testers. Also Read – WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature you’ll see when you make a voice call
The same search shortcut was also reported on a few WhatsApp group chat information. The report claims that the new feature is not without its problems, given that it is part of the beta version.
How to get the new feature
In order to get the new search shortcut, Android users will need to update their app to beta 188.8.131.52 on the Google Play Store. However, you may still not see the option. WhatsApp may roll it out to a wider audience at a later date.
New WhatsApp cover photo
WhatsApp could also borrow a new feature from its parent company, Facebook. Some WhatsApp Business accounts showed the use of cover photos. Similar to how Facebook profile pages work, the cover photo is like a large contact banner.
Businesses will be able to change their cover photos to attract buyers or simply convey important information. This feature should also be rolled out to non-work WhatsApp accounts.