- WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new calling shortcut feature for the app
- The calling shortcuts can be saved directly to the home screen and could come in handy for frequently called contacts
- The feature is currently in its developmental stage and some way away from being released to general users
According to a report, Meta-owned WhatsApp could be working on a new calling feature for the instant messaging service application. The reports that come from WABetaInfo, suggest a calling shortcut feature for an upcoming future iteration of the app. The feature is reportedly under development and has not yet been released to beta testers. It was earlier reported that WhatsApp has been working on a new feature to send high-resolution images amongst many other new features that are supposed to roll out in 2023.
WhatsApp working on a calling shortcut feature
WhatsApp is working on a calling shortcut feature as was seen in a recent beta rollout of the app. The WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124 update from the Play Store shows a new calling shortcut feature that could come to a future iteration of the app. The new feature will allow users to create a calling shortcut for a specific contact that will automatically be added to the home screen.
The new feature will allow users to reduce the time to call a contact via WhatsApp by introducing a direct shortcut to a favourable home screen location. Currently, the same can be done by opening the WhatsApp app on a device and heading to the contact’s chat. This feature could particularly come in handy for frequent contacts, etc.
The feature is however currently in its developmental stage and will at first be rolled out to beta testers to even out bugs and glitches in the new addition. The feature will then make its way to a stable update to the instant messaging app.