WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta, has just released a new contact list display that includes two options: frequently contacted and recent conversations. While the improvement was intended to make it easier to navigate through the contact list, it rapidly drew a lot of negative feedback. Following user input, the platform is now reversing direction with a fresh update, much to everyone’s delight.
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Although WhatsApp version 188.8.131.52, which was just released via the Google Play Beta Program, does not include any new features, it does return the app to its original contact list style. The upgrade came after a number of users on Twitter voiced their displeasure with the new UI.
Developers have reverted the modification as a result of the reaction, and users should now be able to access their contact list as before.
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Prior to the update, the WhatsApp contacts page did not include a section for Recent Chats, instead listing all contacts alphabetically. While the new interface’s basic premise isn’t bad, the old one was just more plain and user-friendly.
The platform has had a lot of updates since being purchased by Meta in 2015. The app’s long-overdue new voice call interface, which now provides your contact’s name, number, and profile image, as well as the conversation duration, was one of the most recent improvements.
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Additionally, the network is going to push out Instagram-style message reactions soon, and while we have a fair idea of how they’ll appear once they arrive, let’s hope WhatsApp users like them.