WhatsApp, the world’s hottest messaging platform might quickly substitute telephone numbers with quirky usernames. The Meta-owned firm is rolling out a brand new replace by the Google Play Beta Program, to model 22.214.171.124 which is underneath improvement, in line with WhatsApp beta testing web site WABetaInfo.
“Prior to now months, we shared a number of articles about new options in improvement for WhatsApp. These options verify their dedication to offering a greater consumer expertise to all individuals, however we now have one thing else essential to announce at this time. After putting in the most recent WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199 replace from the Google Play Retailer, we noticed a major function throughout our common exploration of the brand new construct,” WABetaInfo wrote on its web page.
In easier phrases, Meta-owned WhatsApp is engaged on a username function that can enable customers to decide on distinctive usernames for his or her accounts. The function is at the moment in improvement and never but obtainable.
As per WABetaInfo’s shared screenshot, WhatsApp is engaged on introducing a username function inside the app settings: particularly, a bit devoted to this function shall be obtainable inside WhatsApp Settings > Profile.
With the power to decide on a username, WhatsApp customers can have the chance so as to add one other layer of privateness to their accounts.
“This additionally implies that as a substitute of relying solely on telephone numbers to determine contacts, customers will be capable to go for a novel and memorable username: by permitting customers to decide on usernames, WhatsApp might supply customers the power to succeed in different individuals by coming into a username inside the app, with out figuring out their telephone numbers,” WABetaInfo added.
In the meantime, Meta-owned WhatsApp is rolling out a much-needed function that lets customers edit messages inside a 15-minute window. Firm CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement in a Fb put up earlier this week that WhatsApp customers can now edit messages for as much as quarter-hour after sending them. The edit message possibility has began rolling out to customers around the globe and shall be obtainable to everybody within the coming weeks.
Nonetheless, the edited messages shall be marked as ‘Edited’, thus, letting the individuals on the receiving finish know that the despatched message has been modified, however they will not see the edit historical past. Like all private messages, media information and calls, WhatsApp messages and adjustments are protected by end-to-end encryption, the Meta-owned firm added.