According to WABetainfo, the instant messaging service WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta, is developing a new settings page with three new shortcuts.
In the upcoming version of the app, users will have access to the under-development functionality, which will allow users to test out an enhanced experience while browsing through the app settings.
According to the preview provided by WABetainfo, the improved interface offers three new shortcuts for contacts, privacy, and profile.
“WhatsApp plans to launch the starred message shortcut — which is already available on WhatsApp for iOS — within the app settings,” according to the WhatsApp news tracker.
The settings area of WhatsApp will be reorganised to make the options more accessible. It was learned that WhatsApp also intended to include a new shortcut to open the app settings fast from the chat list.
Users will be able to test out the new app settings interface once this shortcut is activated in the future.
A feature to create a WhatsApp username is also being developed, according to WABetainfo.
The news tracker reported that “WhatsApp is working on a username feature, allowing users to choose unique usernames for their accounts,” noting that this function is presently under development and is not yet available.
Users of WhatsApp will get the option to increase their level of privacy by selecting a username for their accounts.
According to WABetainfo, by letting users pick usernames, WhatsApp may enable users to contact other individuals by putting a username into the programme without knowing their phone numbers. Users won’t have to identify contacts merely by their phone numbers as a result.
Despite the fact that this function is still under development, it is anticipated that it will either enable users to discreetly connect with businesses, protecting their phone numbers, or that its usage will be considerably more widespread, enabling private conversation with any user.