WhatsApp will soon allow you to block contacts from notifications
WhatsApp is reportedly developing a new shortcut that will allow you to block users right from notifications, according to WABetaInfo. The Meta-owned app is also working on another block shortcut but that will be accessible from the chat list. Both features are currently under development and testing, and are expected to be released in the coming weeks.
Why does this story matter?
- Receiving promotional messages on WhatsApp has become a regular thing now. These messages and random spam messages from unknown senders ultimately lead to an overcrowded notification toggle and might cause us to miss out on important messages.
- Looks like WhatsApp has finally decided to put an end to such disturbances and make it easier to avoid irrelevant messages.
The new block shortcut will be accessible from notifications
The new block shortcut will be incorporated into notifications, making it easier and faster to block. As per the report, the shortcut will only be visible when you receive a message from an unknown and untrusted sender, possibly from those who are not a part of your contacts. This feature is a part of the new beta update for Android carrying version 184.108.40.206.
Another block shortcut will be accessible from the chat list
WhatsApp is also working on another block shortcut which is a part of the Android beta update 220.127.116.11. The function will allow you to directly block the contact from the chat list. The feature makes it easier to block a contact. Previously, you had to open the chat and head to the contact information to block the sender of the message.
The new mode will make it easier to record videos
The company is also working on a camera mode option that will allow you to quickly record videos and this is a part of the iOS 18.104.22.168 beta update. You will be able to quickly switch between the photo and video modes, as opposed to the current method where you have to long-press and hold the recording option.
A new proxy support feature was released recently
Recently, WhatsApp released a proxy support feature that enables users to continue using the app even if their connection to the app's servers has been interrupted or blocked. This feature is available on both Android and iOS versions.