WhatsApp Web to introduce 'Favourites' filter for quick access to chats; Know what is coming | Tech News

WhatsApp Web to introduce 'Favourites' filter for quick access to chats; Know what is coming

WhatsApp Web is working on a new feature that will let users designate favorite contacts with a 'Favourites' filter.

| Updated on: Feb 14 2024, 17:56 IST
WhatsApp unveils new file-sharing feature - a game-changer in instant and secure content exchange
1/6 1. Enhanced WhatsApp Channels Features: WhatsApp, owned by Meta, has been actively improving its platform, introducing features like polls and voice message sharing.
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2/6 2. Upcoming AirDrop-Like Feature: Beta testers on the Google Play Store have noticed a potential game-changing feature - an Apple AirDrop-like file-sharing capability.  (unsplash)
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3/6 3. Instant and Secure Sharing: The new file-sharing function is anticipated to streamline the process of sharing files instantly, resembling the iPhone's AirDrop, while ensuring end-to-end encryption for user data security.  (unsplash)
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4/6 4. Revolutionizing User Experience: Users will no longer need to rely on traditional chat-based file sharing, making the process quicker and more efficient, and addressing concerns about degraded image and video quality.  (unsplash)
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5/6 5. User-Friendly Operation: The sharing process is expected to be initiated by opening the "Share files with nearby people" option, possibly involving a shake gesture, although specific details are yet to be officially announced.  (unsplash)
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6/6 6. Platform Rollout Plan: Do note that the file-sharing feature is currently under development and it may be rolled out in future updates as Meta continues to develop and refine it fully.  (unsplash)
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Know all about the upcoming favourites filter feature on WhatsApp Web. (Pixabay)

February 2024 marks a decade of WhatsApp being under Meta's umbrella of social media apps. In the last 10 years, the instant messaging platform has undergone a myriad of changes with the aim of becoming the primary form of messaging, replacing SMS. Now, it is set to get another shot in the arm with reports hinting at the arrival of a new feature on WhatsApp Web, the platform's web version, which will allow users to sort out their chats using a new ‘Favourites' filter.

WhatsApp Web - Upcoming feature

According to a WABetaInfo report, WhatsApp recently submitted a new update through the  TestFlight beta Program, bringing the version to WhatsApp beta for iOS Alongside this update, the platform is also working to bring a new feature to WhatsApp Web that will reportedly allow users to designate a ‘Favourites' filter to their chosen contacts. With the arrival of this feature, WhatsApp Web users may be able to choose which contacts they consider favourites and apply the filter to prioritize them.

The report further states that this feature is currently under development and will likely arrive with future updates of WhatsApp Web. 

This development comes soon after WABetaInfo unearthed another upcoming feature on WhatsApp for iOS that allows users to designate favourite contacts to quickly place calls from the Calls tab, meaning you can contact your favourite people without having to go through multiple options!

New dark mode

Alongside the upcoming Favourites filter, WhatsApp Web is also reportedly getting a revamped dark mode. WABetaInfo reported that with this move, WhatsApp aims to align its aesthetics more closely with the Android app, catering to the preferences of dark theme enthusiasts. The refined colour scheme will follow in the footsteps of the Android app's dark mode update, emphasizing the importance of a consistent look across all platforms.

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First Published Date: 13 Feb, 11:32 IST