What’s New in WhatsApp: Numeric Keyboard for Contact Chat

WhatsApp has found the best formula to start chats with contacts that are not saved in the phone book.

WhatsApp can no longer be used on all these phones for a few hours , but now it intends to use a numeric keypad to start a chat with a contact that is not saved in the phone book and thus save the action of adding it to the phone. A very interesting way to deal with those chats.

The most used chat app in Spain has been behind finding the ideal formula to start a conversation with someone who is not saved in the agenda (what could be called a ‘temporary’ user). Normally these chats are used for exceptional occasions , but until now it has been forced to save it in the agenda in order to communicate; although in July it presented a different initiative for Android and iOS .

 

What the chat app now wants is for the Windows version to be used to start a chat with an unknown number. As reflected from WaBetaInfo in a screenshot in which you can see a numeric keypad to enter the phone number of the user you want to contact.

Numeric keyboard in WhatsApp

This novelty is present in the new beta version 2.2342.6.0 for Windows and can be used through the new chat screen. Here you will find an option called phone number that allows you to open that interface to enter the phone number. The interesting thing is that if the number is already in the phonebook it will show it. That is, it can also be used to quickly search for a contact if you know their number.

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Also, this new experience is a great step to even add an extra layer of privacy , since by not needing to include it in the phonebook, one saves having to configure privacy so that contacts that are not added to the mobile phone are not They can see profile image or statuses.

 

Also, this new experience is a great step to even add an extra layer of privacy , since by not needing to include it in the phonebook, one saves having to configure privacy so that contacts that are not added to the mobile phone are not They can see profile image or statuses.