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WhatsApp Introduces Two New Entry Points to Make Blocking Users Easy

Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf is a law graduate and freelance journalist with a keen interest in tech reporting.

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Yesterday was an exciting day for WhatsApp Android beta users as the Meta-owned platform rolled out a voice status updates feature. The new voice status updates feature will let the Android beta users record and share voice notes via status, which can be accessed in the text status section.

However, today’s cheerful news is that WhatsApp is now releasing the ability to block users right within the chat list and notifications, for some beta tester users. Over the years, the platform has been known for its dedication to ensuring user convenience by introducing user-friendly features to improve their experience from time to time.

WhatsApp Block Shortcuts Feature

The ability to block contacts from the chat list is contained in a new update rolling out by WhatsApp through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to As the feature name implies, block shortcuts will let you block users right within the chat list and notifications.

With the block shortcut features, the Meta-owned platform introduced an alternate way to block contacts by adding an additional entry point. Previously, the feature was discovered in the WhatsApp beta for Android update, where it was reported that the platform is developing a new feature to block users.

Introducing Two New Entry Points to Block Users

Now, WhatsApp has released two new entry points to block users. You may easily block a contact without opening the chat by accessing the first entry point in the chat list by opening the chat options. However, in some circumstances, it might also be present within the app header.

Meanwhile, the second shortcut can be found in notifications and shows up in particular specific circumstances when getting messages from contacts you don’t know. These two access points make it simpler to block contacts without having to view their chat history, especially if you frequently receive messages from strangers or people you don’t want to interact with.

Accordingly, it should be noted that the ability to block contacts from the chat list and notifications is available for some beta testers that install the latest update from the Google Play Store, and it’s rolling out to even more people over the coming days. Thus, stay connected with TechGenyz for more updates.


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