WhatsApp For iOS Introduces New Shortcuts To Simplify Group Interactions

Tech World

Jan. 24, 2023, 12:59 p.m.

After releasing the WhatsApp for iOS 23.1.75 update on the App Store, which brings the ability to search messages by date, and drag and drop media from other apps, WhatsApp is now introducing some new shortcuts for group admins that install the latest version of the app.

WhatsApp has recently released another new feature in the latest 23.1.75 update available on the App Store. In particular, the update brings new shortcuts for group admins to quickly and easily perform actions for a certain group participant. The new shortcuts simplify some interactions with group members and we think it can be useful considering that WhatsApp now supports large groups of up to 1024 participants so group admins can quickly manage and communicate with such a large number of participants in private.


As you can see in this screenshot, phone numbers are now highlighted in group events such as when group participants join or leave a group, so it means you can interact with them. If you tap and hold a phone number, you can use new shortcuts that include the ability for group admins to quickly call and chat with group participants in private, but it’s also possible for group admins to add group participants to their address book, and copy their phone numbers. This feature can save group admins a significant amount of time as they no longer need to navigate through the group info screens to find contact information. We think these shortcuts are especially useful in large groups where it can be complicated to find a specific contact among the many participants.

WhatsApp is introducing these shortcuts for group admins after installing the latest update of WhatsApp for iOS from the App Store and the TestFlight app for beta testers. If you are a group admin and you want to take advantage of these new shortcuts, be sure to update WhatsApp to the latest version in order to use these shortcuts.

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