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WhatsApp's favorite contact feature was spotted in the Android beta

Not too long ago, a new feature was spotted in the WhatsApp iOS beta which would allow people to assign favorite contacts. Well, it appears that iPhone users can’t hog all of the fun. According to a report, the WhatsApp favorite contacts feature was spotted in the Android beta as well.

Usually, WhatsApp tests its new features both for iOS and Android separately. Sometimes, the company will test features on Android and not on iOS, and vice versa. The favorite contacts feature was first spotted on the iOS beta not too long ago. This is a feature that will allow people to assign a certain number of contacts as favorites so that they can quickly access and call them from the Calls tab.

This eliminates the need to navigate through the app in order to find that special someone. At this point, we have no idea when WhatsApp plans to release this feature. We will just have to keep an eye out for new developments.

The WhatsApp favorite contacts feature was spotted in the Android beta

The favorite contacts feature was discovered in the beta version of the IOS app (version 24.310.70). If you have that version, there’s a chance that you will see the feature, but it’s not a guarantee. If you’re on the Android side of the track, then there’s a chance you’ll find the feature in version 2.24.5.5 of the Android beta.

In the screenshot below, we see a list of contacts in the search results. Up top, we see the text “Favorites appear on your calls tab so a phone call is only a tap away.” Think of it as speed dial for WhatsApp. All you have to do is access your call tab and tap on the contact you want to call. The app will place that call quickly.

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At this point, it appears that the feature is pretty well into production, so hopefully, there won’t be much time to wait. If you are a part of the WhatsApp Android beta, make sure that your app is fully updated.

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