WhatsApp for Android beta adds App Shortcuts: Here's how to use

WhatsApp for Android beta adds App Shortcuts: Here's how to use

WhatsApp's latest beta version has gotten support for launcher app shortcuts, allowing users to directly jump to a specific action without having to open the application itself. Are you a techie who knows how to write?

WhatsApp supports 60 languages worldwide, which is also probably why it's the most popular messaging app in 109 countries, according to research released previous year. Most often than not, we tend to speak to people that are already on our chat screen.

As of now, WhatsApp already offers native widgets and shortcuts for the home screen, so you can set the camera as a separate shortcut icon, or a favourite person as well. Especially so because the Facebook-owned company just announced that it has over 250 million daily users on the Status feature.

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WhatsApp's highly anticipated "Recall" feature was first seen in April, when it was tested in a Beta version of the app. While, the option might prove to be useful for a lot of users, others might end up not using the shortcut at all. On doing so, users will get options for the Starred Messages, New Chat, and Camera.

WhatsApp App Shortcuts feature is live for users on Android beta version 2.17.277. It's still early days though, so perhaps WhatsApp will improve its conversation selection process by the time the ability goes official. According to the status update on his Facebook profile, the most popular messaging app Whatsapp has reached to 1 billion daily active users while the monthly active users strike 1.3 billion.

The multi-faceted app can be used for sharing texts, photos and videos, as well as connecting via voice and video calls. While Snapchat now has 166 million daily users, Instagram Stories, as of April, had 200 million daily users.

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