Home/ News / World/  WhatsApp to soon introduce username feature. Here's how it will work

WhatsApp is reportedly working on a username feature that will allow users to set unique usernames for their accounts as they use in other social media platforms. The feature is said to be in development and will be accessible within the app settings, according to WhatsApp tracker WABetaInfo.

Here’s how the feature will work on WhatsApp

“With the ability to choose a username, WhatsApp users will have the opportunity to add another layer of privacy to their accounts. This means that instead of relying solely on phone numbers to identify contacts, users will be able to opt for a unique username," WABetaInfo wrote.

Also, it will help users to connect other WhatsApp users by entering their usernames and without using their contact numbers. 

WhatsApp adds edit button feature:

WhatsApp has recently added the edit messages feature. 

"For the moments when you make a mistake or simply change your mind, you can now edit your sent messages on WhatsApp," the Meta Platforms Inc-owned messaging app said in a blog post on Monday.

With a simple long-press on a sent message, you now have the option to "Edit" within a fifteen-minute window. This feature allows you to correct misspellings or add missing context to your messages. To maintain transparency, edited messages will display the label "edited" without showing the edit history. 

Also, your messages and edits will continue to be protected by end-to-end encryption, ensuring the privacy and security of your conversations. 

This feature has started rolling out to users globally and will be available to everyone in the coming weeks.

With the feature rolling out globally in the coming weeks, senders will be able to modify their messages within 15 minutes of hitting send.


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Updated: 26 May 2023, 07:06 AM IST
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