WhatsApp is working on a new calling shortcut feature for beta Android users. According to the available reports, the Meta-owned platform is planning to add a shortcut button for placing calls. With this button, users will be able to make WhatsApp calls directly from their phone contact list without having to open the app.
The leading WhatsApp news tracker, WABetaInfo has shared a screenshot of the feature that reveals that the WhatsApp Dev team is planning to introduce a pop-up that will ask permission for adding the shortcut to make a call. To know more details of this latest update, go through this article till the end.
WhatsApp working on a new calling shortcut
With the new calling shortcut feature, making calls on WhatsApp will become much easier than before. When the feature is ready the shortcut will automatically appear on your home screen. It is popularly known that WhatsApp keeps bringing new features and improvements to enhance the user experience on the app.
In this current beta update, the Instant Messaging platform is developing this shortcut feature that would let users make WhatsApp calls straight from the phone contact book. This feature will be very useful to those users who frequently need to make WhatsApp calls.
As per the reports of WABetaInfo, the new calling shortcut feature will enable you to make calls faster without having to open the app each time you want to make a call. For this, first of all, you need to select a contact from your phonebook on WhatsApp.
A pop-up will appear asking for permission to set up a custom shortcut for your frequently called contacts. When you tap on the button, the call shortcut will be created. It will be available under the contact card by the side of cellular calling thumbnails.
The new calling shortcut feature is currently under development process so it is not available to beta testers. As per the reports, it will be available in a future update of the app.
The platform is rolling out this update through the Google Play beta program as a part of the Android beta 184.108.40.206 update. At present, there is no news on its final release date but as any further details are available you will know through a new post on our website.