WhatsApp launches new shortcuts to simplify group interactions on iOS

Edited by: bharat upadhyay

Last update: Jan 22, 2023 10:24 AM IST

WhatsApp for iOS introduces new shortcuts to simplify group interactions.

This feature can save group admins a significant amount of time, as they no longer need to navigate the group info screen to find contact information.

WhatsApp update: The Meta-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp is reportedly introducing some new shortcuts for group admins to quickly and easily perform actions for a certain group participant. New shortcuts simplify some interactions with party members.

A report from WABetaInfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp, said it can be helpful considering that WhatsApp now supports large groups of up to 1024 participants so that group admins can quickly manage and communicate with such a large number of participants in private.

According to the screenshot shared by WABetaInfo, phone numbers are now highlighted in group events, such as when group participants join or leave a group, meaning you can interact with them.

If you touch and hold a phone number, you can use new shortcuts that include the ability for group admins to quickly call and chat with group participants in private, but it’s also possible for group admins to add group participants to your address book and copy their phone numbers.

This feature can save group admins a significant amount of time, as they no longer need to navigate the group information screen to find contact information, according to the report. These shortcuts are especially useful in large groups where it can be difficult to find a specific contact among the many participants.

WhatsApp introduces these shortcuts for group admins after installing the latest WhatsApp for iOS update from the App Store and the TestFlight app for beta testers. If you are a group administrator and want to take advantage of these new shortcuts, download the latest version of WhatsApp.

In related news, WhatsApp is reportedly rolling out a new “voice status updates” feature in iOS beta, which will allow users to share voice notes via status updates. Select beta testers can now share voice notes as status updates by accessing the new feature within the text status section

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