Edited by: Bharat Upadhyay
Last updated: January 19, 2023, 1:51 PM IST
WhatsApp Block Shortcut Feature: WhatsApp, one of the most popular instant messaging applications around the world, has reportedly released its latest ‘Block Shortcut’ feature for some beta testers. This new feature provides the ability to quickly block contacts within the chat list and notifications.
“Thanks to this feature, WhatsApp offers an alternative way to block contacts. The messaging application releases two new access points to block users. The first entry point is available in the chat list by opening the chat options (in some cases it may also be available in the app header) so you can easily block a contact without opening the chat,” WABetaInfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp , reported.
The second shortcut is available within notifications and appears in some specific situations when receiving a message from unknown contacts. This feature makes it easier to block contacts without opening their chat details, especially if you get a lot of messages from people you don’t know or don’t want to talk to.
The ability to block contacts from the chat list and notifications is available to some beta testers who install the latest update from the Google Play Store, and it’s rolling out to even more people in the coming days, the report said.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp is also working on a feature that will allow users to transfer their chat history to a new Android phone without having to use Google Drive. This new feature allows users to move their chat history to a new device securely and privately. This feature is currently under development and is expected to be released in a future update to the app.
Meta’s instant messaging application is also planning to introduce a new camera mode that will allow users to switch between camera and video mode with just one tap. Currently, users have to tap and hold to record a video, which can be inconvenient when recording longer videos.
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