WhatsApp is expected to redesign the interface in the work of the “Contact Information” page. It is said that the instant messaging application is still developing an option that allows users to filter nearby businesses when accessing the business directory within the application. However, not all users can use the directory. In addition, WhatsApp has been found to have developed a feature that allows group managers to link their groups to communities on iOS. It appeared on the Android version of WhatsApp before.
According to a report from the WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is developing a redesigned contact information page for Android and iOS users. It is said to be similar to the updated business information page found in the beta version of the app in August.
The redesigned contact information page also seems to have a dedicated search shortcut to provide a unique experience.This will be IOS users only Initially, according to WABetaInfo. However, the redesign will apply to iOS and Android users in the future.
WABetaInfo shared screenshots of iOS, giving us a glimpse of the redesigned contact information page before releasing it for Beta testers. The screenshots indicate that the new interface may be similar to the way we use the default contact card on the iPhone.
In addition, WABetaInfo reports that WhatsApp is developing filtering options that will appear when searching for nearby businesses. It will help you filter results specifically for restaurants, grocery stores, and clothing.
In September, a pilot in-app business directory for searching nearby businesses was launched in Sao Paulo. However, it has not yet expanded to global users.
WABetaInfo also found some references that allow group managers on iOS to link their groups to the community. WhatsApp for iOS beta version 220.127.116.11 is recommended to be updated. Earlier this month, Android users were provided with the same function of linking groups to communities through the WhatsApp beta version 18.104.22.168. However, it has not yet been made available to beta testers.
It is worth noting that WhatsApp has not yet confirmed the launch of the reported feature. Therefore, it may undergo some changes before it is released to end users.