WhatsApp, a Meta-owned instant messaging app, is constantly innovating and improving the user experience for its billions of users around the world.
According to WaBetaInfo, the company is currently developing a new feature that will enable users to block contacts directly from the notification bar.
Previously, WhatsApp added the ability for users to block contacts from within the chat list, making it easier to manage contacts.
However, the company is now taking it a step further by allowing users to block contacts even more quickly and easily.
The new feature, according to WaBetaInfo, will be visible only when users receive a message from an unknown or untrusted contact.
This is to prevent users from accidentally blocking trusted contacts, as they may accidentally tap on the block option when replying to someone via notifications.
The new feature will be available to users in a future app update and will be a welcome addition to WhatsApp’s growing list of user-friendly features.
WhatsApp demonstrates its commitment to providing its users with a seamless and efficient experience with this new feature.
WhatsApp is notorious for not having an alert system that notifies you when you block someone.
While it is widely regarded as a convenient way to avoid a bothersome contact, WhatsApp has been heavily chastised for this.
But that could change soon. The Facebook-owned chat app has been testing a new feature that alerts you when someone is blocked.
After you block someone, a bubble will appear in the chat, and your profile photo will be removed.
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp was spotted developing a feature in beta version 2.19.332 that directly communicates to you about blocking activity on Android. The functionality is now available in iOS TestFlight version 188.8.131.52.
However, neither beta nor stable users have access to the feature as of yet. Before a wider release, WhatsApp is expected to roll out the feature through the Android and iOS beta programmes.
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