WhatsApp is rumored to be bringing a redesigned contact information page and the ability to search for certain businesses nearby

WhatsApp is rumored to be bringing a redesigned contact information page and the ability to search for certain businesses nearby

As per a report by WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is developing the redesigned Contact Info page for both Android and iOS users. It is said to be similar to the updated Business Info page that was spotted on a beta version of the app in August. The redesigned Contact Info page also appears to have a dedicated search shortcut in place to deliver a distinct experience. It will be limited to iOS users initially, according to WABetaInfo. The redesigning would, however, be available for iOS as well as Android users in the future.

WhatsApp is rumoured to be working on a revamped Contact Info page UI. When browsing the in-app business directory, the instant messaging app is also claimed to be working on a feature that will allow users to filter neighbouring businesses. However, not all users have access to the directory yet. WhatsApp is also rumoured to be working on a feature that will allow group admins to attach their groups to a community on iOS. It had already appeared on the Android version of WhatsApp.

Highlights

  • The in-app business directory to enable searching nearby businesses was rolled out under a pilot in São Paulo in September. It has not yet expanded to users worldwide, though. WhatsApp Spotted Testing New Interface for Voice Calls. WABetaInfo has also spotted some references of allowing group administrators on iOS to link their groups to a community. The WhatsApp for iOS beta version 2.22.1.1 suggested the update. The same feature to link groups to a community appeared for Android users through the WhatsApp beta version 2.21.25.17 earlier this month. It has, however, not yet been made available to beta testers.

  • WhatsApp May Let You Update Status With Media Sharing Over Chat. WABetaInfo has shared a screenshot from iOS to give us a glimpse of the redesigned Contact Info page ahead of its release for beta testers. The screenshot suggests that the new interface may look similar to how we have the default contact cards on the iPhone. Separately, WABetaInfo reports that WhatsApp is working on the filtering option that would appear when searching nearby businesses. It would help you filter results specifically for places such as restaurants, grocery stores, and clothing.

whatsapp link groups community update wabetainfo WhatsApp. WhatsApp group admins may get the ability to link their groups to a community. It is important to note that WhatsApp has not yet confirmed the rollout of the reported features. It may, therefore, make some changes before their release for end users. What are the best phones of 2021? We discuss this on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available on Spotify, Gaana, JioSaavn, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music and wherever you get your podcasts. For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel.