WhatsApp to Bring Popular iOS Feature to Android Users Soon

Some useful features that users have been enjoying for a while now are finally coming to for . A UI change was recently hinted at and now we have more information on another convenient feature that will soon be accessible on WhatsApp for Android. Here's what you need to know.

According to , WhatsApp might soon enable users to add or edit contacts directly from its Android app, making things more convenient. The feature is being tested in WhatsApp's beta versions,,, and and is available for some beta testers.

This will allow you to add a contact and even include extra details like email IDs or important dates related to the person directly on WhatsApp. Currently, you are redirected to the phone's contact app to do this, and switching between apps can be quite time-consuming. This won't be an issue once this feature rolls out.

WhatsApp for iOS already has the functionality of adding and editing contacts within the app, so, it would be nice for Android users to finally get this small but useful feature. You can see what the UI will look like from the screenshot shared below. You should know that this feature is currently for select beta users and there's no word on when it will be available for all. Although be assured, this could happen pretty soon. Meanwhile, a bottom navigation bar is also in the works for Android users, making the WhatsApp UI consistent and similar to iOS. This will be a welcome change and should be appreciated by many. You can also expect features like the ability to lock individual chats for enhanced privacy. Plus, there could be something for iOS users too; the ability to share Status as Facebook Stories without leaving the app.

We will keep you updated on when and if these features will reach stable users. So, stay tuned and do share your thoughts on WhatsApp for Android getting yet another iOS feature in the comments below.

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