At a time when the world’s most important messaging app, WhatsApp, is trying to maintain its position in the fierce competition it has with other apps in the tech world, the green app is testing a very important new feature.
New tech reports have revealed that the app appears to be working on a huge update.
It has been revealed that an app owned by Meta is developing the ability to set a WhatsApp username instead of a number, according to WABetaInfo.
This update allows users to send messages to people without getting their phone numbers.
WhatsApp fans will also have the option to add another layer of privacy to their accounts, as instead of relying solely on phone numbers to identify contacts, they will be able to choose a unique and easy-to-remember username without a number.
WABetaInfo has discovered a new feature in the latest beta version of WhatsApp for Android 220.127.116.11.
The site’s statement also states that the feature is currently under development and not yet visible, but it does have a brief overview to share along with a screenshot.
The screenshot shows the option to add a unique username on the profile page in the app settings.
However, additional details about how the feature works remain unclear, other than that the feature allows users to contact companies privately by name, thus protecting their phone numbers.
He emphasized that only time will provide more answers, with the confidence that this feature will revolutionize the way we communicate on WhatsApp in the future.
Notably, the news comes shortly after WhatsApp launched an “Edit” button that allows you to edit messages up to 15 minutes after they’re sent.
After the statement, comments from users of the green application poured on Twitter, praising the idea.
One wrote: “Finally!!! It’s time to read something like this so that the phone number can be hidden, honestly, it’s cool!
Another said, “It’s great that you don’t have to give out phone numbers to talk to strangers!”
A third joked: “The battle for your WhatsApp username is about to begin!”