WhatsApp Preparing to Launch Usernames
WhatsApp is getting ready to introduce a new feature for its users, as the WABetaInfo portal has revealed. This portal is well-known for leaking a lot of information and upcoming news about the messaging app from the Metagroup before they hit the market. Soon, users of WhatsApp will be able to do something that has been available on Telegram for a while: not needing to give out their phone numbers for others to add them on the app.
Usernames to be Unique
This means that users will soon have the option to choose a username for their accounts, similar to the way an email address works. The Verge reports that they have reached out to the company to confirm the rumor, but the company has not responded with any information.
Tips to Maximize Privacy
WhatsApp users can take steps to maximize their privacy while the new feature awaits its official launch. WABetaInfo has discovered a username feature in the latest beta version of the Android app (in version 126.96.36.199 of WhatsApp for Android) that will allow users to choose a username for their account. This username will be unique, similar to an email address.
WhatsApp is preparing to launch a unique username feature for its users, similar to the way an email address works. The WABetaInfo portal has revealed this upcoming feature, and the latest beta version of the Android app already has the feature available. Until the official launch, users can take steps to maximize their privacy.