A new update to WhatsApp will solve one of the most annoying aspects of using the popular messaging service.
The new update will make it less painful when you come to change your phone number.
Changing your phone number on your WhatsApp account is a real hassle and much more complicated than it should be.
Currently, users have to resort to telling friends individually or creating special groups in order to inform several contacts at the same time.
Now, WhatsApp is testing a new feature that will automatically tell your contacts when you change your phone number, which will not only save you time but a whole load of stress.
The new Change Number feature has been spotted in the latest beta version of the app. The handy feature lets you easily notify all or a selection of your contacts about your new number in just a couple of taps.
WhatsApp beta for Windows Phone 2.17.130: new change number feature, to notify your contacts about your new number (DISABLED BY DEFAULT) pic.twitter.com/FpZWHH3MS3
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) 15 April 2017
The new feature was spotted by @WABetaInfo, which keeps track of new features that appear in the latest beta versions of WhatsApp.
The same beta version also includes a potentially great feature which will let you recall messages you have already sent.
However, despite being featured in the beta version there is no guarantee that any of the features being tested will be included in the full version.
With that being said, if feedback from testing proves to be positive, it would be unlikely that WhatsApp would stop them from being rolled out to all users.