WhatsApp Beta has introduced a fresh redesign for its Contact and Group Info interfaces. As part of its ongoing updates, WhatsApp is reportedly introducing a new privacy feature called “My Contact Except…” for Beta users. This feature grants users greater control over who can access their contact information on WhatsApp. The revamped interface for WhatsApp Contact and Group Contact Info is currently available exclusively for Android Beta Testers. The new design of WhatsApp aligns with Google’s default contact view page. This information regarding the WhatsApp Beta version update has been confirmed through an official report from WhatsApp. Previously, a similar interface was only accessible when viewing Business Info.
WhatsApp Beta Version: New UI for Contact and Group Info
As a reminder, the current contact info page on WhatsApp displays the profile picture at the top, followed by media and other attachments sent by the specific user. To access the contact information, users need to scroll down the page. However, the latest changes introduced in the beta version of WhatsApp offer easier access to contact information. This new feature was initially discovered by WABetaInfo, a popular WhatsApp tipster known for tracking new features in the instant messaging application’s beta version.
WhatsApp Beta New Update
According to report from WABetaInfo, WhatsApp Beta for Android 22.214.171.124 update brings this new feature for the Beta testers only. The new update brings the new interface for the Contact Info page for both users as well as Group Information. This update comes with WhatsApp Beta for Android 126.96.36.199. Additionally, WhatsApp has confirmed to bring newer UI feature for more Beta testers along with the latest update. As mentioned above, the report also brings the new interface for the Group Information.
WhatsApp “My Contacts Except….” Feature:
The “My Contacts Except….” option comes with WhatsApp Beta for Android 188.8.131.52 update. This feature was also spotted by the WhatsApp feature tracking website, WABetaInfo. With this feature, users can choose who can view their information such as “Last Seen” status, profile photo and “About” description on the instant messaging app. The “My Contact Except….” is the fourth option beside Everyone, My Contacts, and Nobody. These options are available on the Last Seen Settings Page.
Non-selected contacts will retain their ability to view all the information as they did before. Additionally, if a user disables their Last Seen status for a specific contact, that contact will also be unable to view the user’s Last Seen status. However, it’s important to note that the rule regarding Last Seen does not apply to the About section and Profile Picture, meaning that these will still be visible to all contacts. Also Read – WhatsApp app brings Multi-Device Support for Non-Beta Testers; How to enable?
WhatsApp Disappearing Message Feature:
The Instant Messaging App Service has also released a new option for the Disappearing Messages. This feature will allow users to make selection among the 24 hours, seven days and 90 days duration for the appearance of message. Beyond the selected duration, the message will disappear. Additionally, the instant messaging service also made some improvements in its multi-device functionality. To recall, these changes were previously available for WhatsApp Beta testers on iOS. Meanwhile, now the feature is available for the Android Testers by the WhatsApp.
This feature was introduced last year by the Meta owned app. At the introduction, this feature automatically makes any message disappear after seven days. With the new update, WhatsApp now offers choices in time duration. With the selection of time duration, the messages automatically vanish in that selected duration.
Multi-device Feature on WhatsApp for Android
Beside the WhatsApp New UI and Disappearing Message feature, the update also brings some tweaks in multi-device functionality. According to WABetaInfo, with the new multi-device beta update, WhatsApp will not send any notification about security code changes whenever the linked device list changes.
To recall, these security codes are mainly use to verify the identity of the users. This to verify that if the calls and the messages which a user sends to any chat are end-to-end encrypted. WhatsApp claims that these codes are unique for each chat. Currently, this feature is available in the WhatsApp Beta version only. The Instant Messaging app service is likely to soon release this feature for stable app users.