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Wednesday May 22, 2024

WhatsApp rolling out in-app dialer

Meta app's new feature allows user connectivity with unsaved numbers

By Web Desk
April 24, 2024
WhatsApp unveils in-app dialer feature. — Unsplash/File
WhatsApp unveils in-app dialer feature. — Unsplash/File

WhatsApp is working on an in-app dialer that will allow its users to call directly from the app with the help of Wifi or cellular data.

In the last two years, the Meta-owned app has completely transformed. 

The user experience has been refined finely from new chat category separation to simpler group video calls. Moreover, the tech giant plans to introduce a convenience feature for all its users this time, according to Mobile App Daily.

It is reportedly developing an in-app dialer that allows users to make calls directly from the app without saving a number.

The Meta app's users could not find data or connect without saving the numbers until now. This barrier was kept in place to protect users from unknown callers and keep personal information safe from them.

However, with WhatsApp's new feature of an in-app dialer, it can be used as a default dialer, meaning that it will extend connectivity to unsaved numbers.

According to each user's privacy settings, personal information like profile pictures, usernames, and others will still be visible only after saving the contact number.

The in-app dialer feature is being tested in the WhatsApp Beta version. It will be offered to a limited number of users within the Beta program.