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WhatsApp unveils 'Recent Active Contacts' for speedy calls

Meta app's upcoming feature aims to enhance user experience

By Web Desk
April 18, 2024
WhatsApp is releasing Recent Active Contacts feature. — Unsplash/File
WhatsApp is releasing "Recent Active Contacts" feature. — Unsplash/File

WhatsApp is set to release a new feature marking recent active online contacts for easier and speedy conversation initiation.

The Meta-owned messaging application is likely to reveal this novel feature aimed at streamlining user interaction.

This upcoming addition, found during beta testing, aims to highlight recent online contacts so that users can effortlessly initiate conversations with those they have recently engaged with.

This new functionality marks yet another step in WhatsApp's ongoing quest to enhance user experience and boost security measures as reportedly observed in beta trials by WABetaInfo.

WhatsApp introduces recent active contacts 

The feature is expected to help users with a convenient means of connecting with friends, family, and colleagues who are presently active or have been online recently.

This option will show a selected list of recent active contacts unlike presenting a comprehensive roster of online contacts.

This list is expected to assist users when users are seeking to start a call, affording valuable details about who is currently available for communication.

The Mount View-based platform's decision to introduce this feature is in line with its broader commitment to optimise its platform for more efficient, timely and speedy communication.

Additionally, the Meta app seeks to facilitate enhanced communication experiences, enabling users to seamlessly reach out whenever they are available by prompting users to engage with contacts who have recently been active.