- WhatsApp is releasing new options when selecting phone numbers in chat bubbles.
- New feature will let you use some shortcuts when selecting phone numbers in chat bubbles.
- Messaging app is planning more activations are planned for the future.
Meta-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta programme, releasing new options when selecting phone numbers in chat bubbles.
According to the WhatsApp news tracker, the platform is now releasing a new feature that lets you use some shortcuts when selecting phone numbers in chat bubbles.
“In the previous updates, when you interacted with a phone number in a chat bubble, the application would take you straight to your default dialer app.
However, now with the new update when the user will tap a phone number 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 number is on WhatsApp, you 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 mentioned.
These new options are available to more people today, and more activations are planned for the future.