WhatsApp has reportedly begun rolling out a characteristic that can make it simpler for customers to navigate the settings part on the iOS model of the app as a part of the most recent beta launch. Over time, the Meta-owned messaging app has added a number of new options and choices, permitting customers to customize its performance and their privateness settings. The brand new search bar might help them seek for particular settings, as a substitute of combing by way of all the choices on WhatsApp.
Noticed by WhatsApp characteristic tracker WABetaInfo, a brand new search bar for the settings part is now rolling out to beta testers on the most recent model of WhatsApp for iOS. It ought to already be obtainable to customers who’re operating WhatsApp for iOS beta model 184.108.40.206, however the characteristic tracker states that testers on different 23.4.0 builds must also have the ability to see the brand new search bar.
The search bar seems above the person’s profile picture on the settings web page, in accordance with a picture shared by WABetaInfo. Customers can kind in particular phrases like “Picture” to see settings choices beneath Storage and Information or Privateness (for his or her profile picture), or kind “Notification” to see settings associated to speak and group chat notifications sounds and vibration choices.
The characteristic may assist aged customers, or customers who’ve simply begun to make use of the app, discover some generally used settings simply. Whereas customers at the moment need to spend a couple of minutes searching by way of the settings to search out the precise toggle or possibility, typing it right into a search bar may allow them to discover it immediately. Nevertheless, there is no phrase on when this characteristic will make its method to customers on the steady model of WhatsApp.
In the meantime, the characteristic tracker additionally states that WhatsApp has begun testing the flexibility to report standing updates on WhatsApp for iOS beta model 220.127.116.11. Readers would possibly recall that the messaging service began testing the report characteristic for statuses on the beta model of the app for Android telephones final month. The brand new possibility will permit customers to report content material that’s in violation of the WhatsApp Phrases of Service. Whereas statuses are protected by end-to-end encryption, reported message content material is shipped to WhatsApp for moderation, as per the app’s privateness coverage.