WhatsApp new UI for Contact, Group Info gets a new overhaul. WhatsApp is reportedly bringing out the new “My Contact Except…” privacy feature for Beta users. With this feature, the chat-based service is allowing its users to control who can access their contact information on WhatsApp. The new interface for the Contact and Group Contact Info is available specifically for the Android Beta Testers. The new look on WhatsApp will align with the Google’s own default contact view page. This Beta update information is confirmed by an official report from WhatsApp. A similar interface was previously available only while viewing the Business Info.
WhatsApp Beta: New UI for Contact and Group Info
To recall, the current contact info page on WhatsApp page brings the profile picture on the top. Below this, one can see the media and other attachment sent by that particular user. To view the contact information, one need to scroll down the page. The new changes in the beta version offers more easy access to the contact information. This new WhatsApp feature was first spotted by the popular WhatsApp tipster, WABetaInfo. This website tracks new features on the beta version of the instant messaging application.
According to report from WABetaInfo, WhatsApp Beta for Android 126.96.36.199 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 188.8.131.52. 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 184.108.40.206 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.
The Non-Selected contacts will continue to see all the information as they did earlier. Moreover, if the user disables their Last Seen for any specific contact, they will not be able to see their Last Seen Status either. However, the rule of Last Seen does not apply on the About and Profile Picture. 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 Beta:
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.