The upcoming WhatsApp update points to the release of another exciting new feature for the messaging app. As revealed in WhatsApp beta 2.17.105 for Android, the company is testing the possibility of setting up to three chats as favorites. It provide an option to pin the chats that will allow us to quickly access the most common conversations from the home screen.
Since Facebook took over WhatsApp, the application of instant messaging has undergone many changes. An evolutionary trajectory that has intensified over the past year through the beta test program that reflects the power of innovation of the app. If during the last weeks the most outstanding update was in charge of the new states of WhatsApp, now the latest data about Beta 2.17.105 reveals that the company is studying the implementation of favorite chats.
Chats as favorites
WhatsApp plans to introduce the classic “thumbtack” into your application. This is reflected by various captures extracted from the latest Beta version of the app, where the interface lets you see a new option that graphically identifies with a pin-shaped icon. An indication that WhatsApp plans to introduce the ability to set chats as favorites. According to the first advance that appears in the Twitter account of WABetaInfo, the app would allow to set up to three conversations.
WhatsApp beta for Android 2.17.105: Pinned chats! (DISABLED BY DEFAULT) pic.twitter.com/GapKDhPXe1
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) March 15, 2017
In this way, the user would have the ability to decide which conversations to leave fixed at the top of the interface. The advantage is obvious, especially for those more active users, because with this option is avoided scrolling through the most recurring contacts. A tactile gesture that can be tedious when, in addition to individual conversations, we also have a good number of WhatsApp groups.
For now, the option to bookmark chats is hidden in the latest beta for Android. However, it is expected that the same will be made available to the tester shortly to later polish the code of this feature and assess its worldwide launch through the official version of the application.