WhatsApp is working on several new updates. The Application belonging to the meta is developing an ability to manage phone number visibility when starting a conversation with certain businesses, reported WABetaaInfo, the website that tracks the latest WhatsApp updates. The “phone number sharing” feature will be available for a future app update.
The website also shared a screenshot of the update. In some situations, the instant messaging app expects to ask users if they want to share their phone numbers when they start a conversation with businesses. Meanwhile, in some cases, WhatsApp will automatically share and hide the customer’s phone number when messaging businesses through Click to WhatsApp advertising.
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It is important to note that not all interactions with a WhatsApp ad will be eligible to hide the phone number. “When contacting a certain business and the phone number is hidden in that specific case, as is the case with the phone number sharing option for subgroups of a community, customers will be able to choose to share the phone number with them”, WABetaInfo wrote. The feature is still in underdevelopment stage and its release date is still unknown.
WhatsApp is also working on a group setting to approve new participants. for future app update. The “approve new participants” feature allows group admins to decide who can join the group. Apparently there will be a new section. This section contains all current requests from users who wish to join the group. Group admins can accept or decline incoming requests.