Last week, WhatsApp started to roll out a new voice call interface for Android users that shows your contact’s name, number, profile picture, and call duration. Now the Meta-owned company is releasing a new, actually the old interface for your WhatsApp contact lists.
In the past days, WhatsApp updated its interface for the in-app contacts list with two options including Frequently contacted and Recent chats. The company believed that this would make it easier for users to find their favorite contact. Unfortunately, it did not happen.
Many users complained about the changes and asked the developers to get the real contacts list in alphabetical order and the number of their total contacts back. Finally, WhatsApp is bringing things back in a new update, which is a pleasure for all users.
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has started rolling out this feature alongside a new update that comes with build version 220.127.116.11. This update is currently released for certain beta testers, thus, regular WhatsApp userswill have to wait for the company to check its stability.
To be mentioned, the changes may take some time to restore for everyone. However, you will get its access in a few days. Make sure to use the latest update of the play store that may help restore the functionality.
New WhatsApp Text Formatting Tools – Code/Quote Block and Lists
WhatsApp Beta version 18.104.22.168 update brings new text formatting tools for select users. Developers are working to introduce Code Block, Quote Block, and Lists tools to the application with its future updates.
This shows that WhatsApp is actively exploring new text formatting tools in order to enhance the user experience. Do note that these new text formatting tools for the WhatsApp Messenger app are under development.
Code block: it’s designed to enhance the convenience of sharing and reading lines of code within WhatsApp. It’s usually used by software engineers and programmers, but users can also apply this tool to highlight a specific portion of the message. The backtick character will be needed to use this formatting tool.
Quote block: it’s used to reply to a specific portion of a message. You will be able to apply this formatting tool by using the character “>”.
Lists: it’s used to organize information in a structured and ordered manner. The text should start with an asterisk, and a hyphen, and it also supports numbered lists.
WhatsApp Android App Updates – 22.214.171.124 Beta
WhatsApp is one of the most used messaging services, owned by Facebook. It allows you to send/receive text, photos, videos, documents, location, and voice/video calls. Also, you can share some of your most personal moments because of its end-to-end encryption security with the help of WhatsApp.
To maintain the popularity of WhatsApp, the company continuously works to add new features and improve the presently available features. Also, as a beta tester, you’ll receive an update that includes a testing version of WhatsApp Messenger on the Beta channel.
WhatsApp for Android 126.96.36.199 – STABLE
WhatsApp for Android 188.8.131.52 – BETA
- Get the latest WhatsApp Beta via the Link
Take a look at the features of WhatsApp
TEXTS – Simple, Reliable Messaging
WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection to send messages so you can avoid SMS fees.
GROUP CHAT – Groups to keep in touch
With group chats, you can share messages, photos, and videos with up to 256 people at once. You can also name your group, mute or customize notifications, and more.
WHATSAPP VOICE AND VIDEO CALLS – Speak Freely
With voice calls, you can talk to your friends and family for free, even if they’re in another country. And with free video calls, you can have face-to-face conversations when voice or text just isn’t enough.
WHATSAPP ON WEB AND DESKTOP – Keep the Conversation Going
With WhatsApp on the web and desktop, you can seamlessly sync all of your chats to your computer so that you can chat on whatever device is most convenient for you.
PHOTOS AND VIDEOS – Share Moments that Matter
Send photos and videos on WhatsApp instantly. You can even capture the moments that matter to you most with a built-in camera. With WhatsApp, photos and videos send quickly even if you’re on a slow connection.
END-TO-END ENCRYPTION – Security by Default
When end-to-end encrypted, your messages and calls are secured so only you and the person you’re communicating with can read or listen to them, and nobody in between, not even WhatsApp.
DOCUMENTS – Document Sharing Made Easy
Send PDFs, documents, spreadsheets, slideshows, and more, without the hassle of email or file-sharing apps. You can send documents up to 100 MB, so it’s easy to get what you need over to who you want.
VOICE MESSAGES – Say What’s On Your Mind
Sometimes, your voice says it all. With just one tap you can record a Voice Message, perfect for a quick hello or a longer story.
WhatsApp might allow texting a WhatsApp user without WhatsApp account
WhatsApp might soon allow you to contact a user on WhatsApp even without having a WhatsApp account. To comply with the European Union’s Digital Markets Act, WhatsApp reportedly began making changes in the application, which will bring the third-party chats feature.
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp beta for Android 184.108.40.206 update embeds a new section dedicated to the new regulations. Since the third-party chats section is under development, it appears empty and it’s not accessible to users.
This third-party chats feature is likely to let other people contact users on WhatsApp even if they don’t have a WhatsApp account. In case someone from Signal wants to get in touch with you but doesn’t have a WhatsApp account, they will still be able to text you.
Third-party chat support is under development and it will be available in a future update of the app.