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WhatsApp working on new 'Block' shortcut feature for users to filter messages from unknown contacts

Updated on: 16 January,2023 04:41 PM IST  |  San Francisco
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The platform is planning to introduce this new block shortcut within notifications but not always -- the block shortcut will be visible only when users receive a message from unknown and untrusted contacts

WhatsApp working on new 'Block' shortcut feature for users to filter messages from unknown contacts

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Unnecessary messages come in plenty on a daily basis and often they can be very annoying if you are in the middle of something, especially if the person doesn't stop at one message. While WhatsApp already has a block option, the Meta-owned messaging application is now reportedly working on a new 'Block' shortcut feature that will provide users a block shortcut right within the notifications. 

The platform is planning to introduce this new block shortcut within notifications but not always -- the block shortcut will be visible only when users receive a message from unknown and untrusted contacts, reports WABetaInfo.


This limitation is needed as users might tap on the block action by accident when replying to notifications to their trusted contacts.


The new shortcut will be released in the upcoming update of the application.


Meanwhile, on Thursday, it was reported that the messaging platform was working on a new shortcut right within the chat option in the chat list to quickly block a contact.

This feature is likely to save time without opening the conversation, and blocking unwanted contacts will be easier and faster than before.

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