Users May Soon Be Able To Filter Their Favorite Chats On WhatsApp

By Consultants Review Team Friday, 23 February 2024

Do you find it annoying that there is so much junk and unnecessary messages in your WhatsApp chat stream, preventing you from seeing the talks with your loved ones or vital matters? Although WhatsApp allows users to pin their favorite chats, this function is only available for up to three contacts, which makes it challenging for users to efficiently manage their crucial talks. WhatsApp is apparently developing a new personalized chat filter function that prioritizes favorite connections in order to address this problem.

The new functionality was observed in the most recent TestFlight beta release, according to Wabetainfo. Marking favorite contacts is a function that WhatsApp previously disclosed and is extended by the conversation filter feature. Users will be able to prioritize and expedite access to their most crucial discussions by using this new filter to filter their chats based on their favorite connections. Additionally, this functionality will work with WhatsApp Web as well, allowing users to synchronize their settings across different devices. Remarkably, the feature works in tandem with another one that WhatsApp has previously revealed: the one-tap option to call favorite people directly from the calls page.

It is important to keep in mind, though, that the chat filter function is still under development and will need some time to reach beta testing and then full public release. In a similar vein, the favorite contacts function is currently being worked on and should be added in a later release.

Meanwhile, WhatsApp is developing a new feature to improve user privacy in keeping with future advancements. WhatsApp is working to improve user privacy as well. Wabetinfo claims that WhatsApp is developing a new feature that will improve privacy by prohibiting users from capturing screenshots of other users' display images, or profile photographs. The most recent Android WhatsApp beta, which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store, has this capability.

When the functionality launches, WhatsApp users will get a message saying, "Can't take a screenshot due to app restrictions," if they attempt to take a picture of someone else's profile photo. This feature won't stop someone from using a separate device, such as a phone or camera, to take a picture of another user's profile pictures, though. Therefore, even after the functionality is introduced, users should continue to exercise caution when choosing their display photo.

This feature's main goal is to lessen the possibility of abuse and impersonation on WhatsApp. In the next weeks, it is anticipated that all users will have access to the function, which is presently only available to a small number of beta testers.

This functionality is consistent with WhatsApp's earlier 2019 decision to prohibit users from downloading the profile photographs of other users. In addition, Meta's messaging app is creating a specific chatbot that can confirm information and distinguish false information produced by deepfakes and artificial intelligence.

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