WhatsApp ‘Suggested Contacts’ Will Prompt Users to Chat With Forgotten Contact Numbers

  • WhatsApp is developing a new feature to help users communicate with their contacts.
  • The Meta-owned platform will show a new section in the main chat list.

WhatsApp’s Suggested Contacts is the latest feature being tested by the instant messaging platform. WABetaInfo, the popular WhatsApp Beta tracking platform, spotted the feature available in the WhatsApp beta update version on the Google Play Store. In the latest beta update, users will see a new section suggesting forgotten contacts they can chat with.

WhatsApp Will Soon Prompt Users to Chat With Forgotten Contacts

According to the publication, the main chat list will get a new section at the bottom. This section will display contacts in the user’s phonebook that they have never interacted with on the platform.

The new feature is helpful for those who save a lot of phone numbers but don’t get a chance to interact with the new contacts.

WhatsApp will displayy suggested contacts to users soon.
WhatsApp will display suggested contacts to users soon.

The section prompts users to chat with these new contacts with whom they might have never interacted. According to the publication, the feature will also show up for new users to generate new conversations.

As mentioned, the feature is currently available only in WhatsApp beta for Android users. However, we can expect it to roll out to iOS and general users gradually in future updates.

WhatsApp has recently introduced PiP mode for videos shared directly on the platform and is also working on extending the chat lock feature to linked devices. Additionally, users will soon be able to mention contacts privately in status updates.