To make its app more user-friendly, the popular Meta-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp is known to introduce a feature to create a new group chat while messaging. This new shortcut saves users time by allowing them to create groups when they encounter a message that motivates them to reach out to specific contacts in one place.
“Although the official changelog does not contain information about what features this version offers, as WhatsApp did not update the changelog from the previous version, we noticed that WhatsApp is widely implementing a shortcut to quickly create a new group chat while messaging,” WABetaInfo reported.
Although not mentioned in the official App Store changelog, quick creation of new group chats is available after installing this update.
To find out if this feature is enabled on your account, all you have to do is forward the message to see if the new shortcut to create a new group chat appears on the forwarding screen. Note that this feature is also available in the beta version of the app.
If you don’t have this feature, note that some accounts may get it in the coming weeks, although it’s not announced in the official changelog. To ensure you get this feature in the future, please stay ahead of the curve by updating WhatsApp regularly from the App Store or TestFlight.
The feature to create a new group chat while forwarding messages is available for iOS users who install the latest WhatsApp update from the App Store. Be sure to install this update to enjoy a better user experience.
At the same time, WhatsApp is also working to bring the ability to receive texts from third-party apps in line with new EU guidelines.
WhatsApp for Android version 22.214.171.124 was found to include a new blank screen with the heading “third-party chats” – which could be an indication that Meta is working to bring WhatsApp’s cross-platform support up to EU standards, WABetaInfo said.