WhatsApp is about to add a feature that has been awaited for years

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A feature awaited for years

A feature awaited for years

It was so obvious that we even wonder why we had to wait until 2024 to see such a feature arrive. As a reminder, WhatsApp is easily considered one of the most popular messaging applications on the market, which also allows you to make audio or video calls to your contacts. But this is the main problem encountered by many users for years now: to be able to call someone on WhatsApp, until now it was absolutely necessary to have saved the contact on the smartphone.

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It was therefore in itself impossible to make a call from the application, if you only have a telephone number and the latter is not saved in the contact book. According to a report by WABetaInfo, various users can now access a new button in WhatsApp's Call feature, which essentially allows them to dial a number not saved in the app. Subsequently, users can if they wish add this number as a new contact or add it to an already existing contact card.

WhatsApp integrates a function expected for years

WhatsApp integrates a function expected for years

Obvious, practical and more secure

This new feature brings many advantages. From now on, there is no longer any need to use the Telephone function of your smartphone to make a call to a person for whom you only have the telephone number, without having added it to the contacts (a process which could prove more difficult). tedious). Furthermore, this change ultimately turns out to be positive in terms of data security as well: the numbers stored in the number book are aware of the user's latest status, have access to their profile picture and other personal informations. In other words, since it is no longer necessary to add a contact to your phone book, the people you wish to call sporadically will no longer have access to this private data.

At the moment, this change is only accessible to certain beta testers, who have updated their application to version 2.24.13.17. There is no doubt, however, that this highly anticipated feature should soon be available to all users.

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