WhatsApp beta for Android what’s new?


WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is working on the ability to create calling shortcuts, for a future update of the app!


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Calling shortcut
Status? Under development
Availability? WhatsApp is working on bringing the ability to create calling shortcuts to a future update of the app.
I’ve installed this update but I don’t have this feature. Why? This feature is under development so it is not ready to be released to beta testers, but you can discover a preview in this article.
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WhatsApp keeps working on improving the user experience through new features and updates. In particular, after installing the latest WhatsApp beta for Android update from the Play Store, we discovered that the company is developing a new option that will let users quickly create calling shortcuts for a future update of the app:

As you can see in this screenshot, it will be possible to create a calling shortcut by tapping the contact cell within the list of your contacts, in a future update of the app. After creating a new calling shortcut, it will automatically be added to the home screen of your device. This feature will help users save some time and make the calling process definitely faster, in particular for those people who frequently make calls to the same person and do not want to go through the process of opening the app and searching for the contact every time.

The ability to create calling shortcuts is under development and it will be released in a future update of the app. There will be an additional article on this website when we have further details to share with you.

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