LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- WABetaInfo realizes that some users of Android WhatsApp beta are finding a new contact UI where one can set all the parameters as they usually would on the default Contacts app.
Surprisingly, the contact can either be stored on the phone’s storage or the user’s paired Google account, while you can also make edits to the contacts you’ve saved before such as adding inputs to new fields like birthdays or email addresses directly on WhatsApp.
Clearly, some users on versions 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, and 188.8.131.52 ought to be seeing this feature, but will be expanding to more users and versions soon.
This seemingly looks like a basic functionality for an instant messaging application, but it’s a far cry from going without such a feature.
Likely, switching back and forth between WhatsApp and your phone’s contacts app is not a good luck.
If you’re curious to see if this feature is live on your device, WABetaInfo recommends opening the list of contacts on WhatsApp and tapping New contact to see if the new UI appears.
However, for those who aren’t enrolled in the WhatsApp beta program on Android, the feature’s arrival on the stable channel shouldn’t be far away, so hang tight.
In addition, WhatsApp is also working on a new voice chat option for groups in addition to making some visual changes to the app’s attachment menu, so there’s plenty more to come from the Meta-owned instant messaging service over the next few months.