WhatsApp is working on one function for cell phones with operating system Android in which users could be allowed to quickly block contacts.
The update of the beta program of the messaging platform in Google Play allows you to view the new characteristicwhich would work through an option dedicated to it from the menu of the application without the need to enter the contact details or do it one by one, in case you want to block to more than one person.
This shortcut will work after users select a conversation from the screen main of the application. The feature requires a long tap on the chat without logging in and will stay that way. However, the change is generated by pressing the button Three-dot Menu located at the top right of the screen.
within the options available, which are currently 4: “create direct access”, “see contact”, “mark as unread” and “select all”, a fifth will be added that corresponds to the “block” option that would facilitate the contact lock unwanted in a chat. Although it has not been detailed if this function will be enabled during the selection of multiple chatyes you can see that it will appear as part of the management options of the conversations.
Today, if a person wants to block to several contacts does not have an option that allows you to do it in bulk, each one must be blocked individually from the details screen of the conversation which is accessed in two ways: using the “view contact” option available after selecting a conversation or entering the chat and press the name of the Contact who you want to block.
In both cases, the option block contact It’s at the bottom of this section next to the contact report function, both shown in red letters. The process must be replicated as many times as necessary by the user, so it is not practical when you have several conversations.
Once a contact is locked in this way, users could have the ability to choose if the conversation is kept within their chat of WhatsApp or if you want to delete it. Conversation debugging also requires quick selection of conversations. chat windows and the trash can-shaped button that appears at the top of the screen when a conversation is selected.
At the moment it has not been confirmed if the appearance of this lock button in the chat options menu will mean the removal of the lock button. blocking within the details of each of the contactsso you will have to wait for the beta testing phase to get more information on how this new function is being developed for WhatsApp.
Once the development phase is finished, it will take a few months for the launch of a beta test among users who have access to it and later be released for the devices of Manzana before being released to users of the platform worldwide. However, it is also possible that the official release of this feature will occur only between devices of Android.