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WhatsApp for Android to Let Users Edit Contact Details Without Leaving the App: Report

WhatsApp may soon allow users to add contact details including phone number, birthday, and email address.

WhatsApp for Android to Let Users Edit Contact Details Without Leaving the App: Report

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WhatsApp is reportedly testing the new feature in the latest beta update versions

  • WhatsApp may add a new option under the New Contact option
  • It is said to be similar to what's available in Google's Contacts app
  • This feature is already available for the iOS version

WhatsApp, the Meta-owned instant messaging platform, is always getting new features to ensure a great user experience. After news of an updated app UI coming to the Android version, WhatsApp is now said to be bringing another change that could help with saving contact details. The feature has been reportedly spotted in the beta version of WhatsApp for Android and could eventually make it to the stable build. Once rolled out, the feature will let users save contacts within WhatsApp.

According to a report by WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is testing a new feature to allow saving contact details on your device directly from within the app. A new UI will reportedly pop up when users tap on the New Contact option. Users will now see a UI similar to the one in the Contacts app by Google while saving new contact information, the report added.

Other than the name and phone number, users will also reportedly get to add other details such as birthdays, email addresses, and more. Once the details are input, the user will get an option to save the contact either on the device locally, or on the Google account linked to the device, as per the report. This feature could eliminate the need to leave WhatsApp and head to the Contacts app when saving a new contact.

WhatsApp is reportedly testing the feature on the following beta versions of WhatsApp for Android, which include,,, and This feature is already available for the iOS version and it is only the Android version that is yet to get it.

Meanwhile, WhatsApp for Android is also reportedly testing a new navigation bar UI for Android. The UI is said to be similar to the one seen on the iOS version. The iOS app has the navigation bar at the bottom while Android has had it on the top all these years. Those using the WhatsApp beta for Android should be able to see the new UI.

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Himani Jha
Himani Jha is a Sub Editor at Gadgets 360, writing on technology news related to smartphones, laptops, earphones, and other popular categories. She has been writing for two years, and loves to explore new tech. When not tinkering with the coolest smartphones, you will find her vibing to evergreen songs and sipping on great coffee. Reach out to her at HimaniJ@ndtv.com. More
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