WhatsApp has big plans for the future. Meta has been complex at work, creating new features for you now and then. We recently discovered that the messaging platform is testing a built-in sticker tool and the ability to create new usernames. Here’s more about it.
A WhatsApp username feature is in the works.
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp for Android beta version 18.104.22.168 will soon allow users to select unique usernames for their accounts.
Under the Profile section, there is a dedicated WhatsApp username option. It will allow you to name your account uniquely, making it easily recognizable and distinguishable. Furthermore, this will increase your account’s security. You won’t have to disclose your phone number to share your WhatsApp credentials. End-to-end encryption is also supported for chats initiated via usernames.
Even though it is a novel concept, WhatsApp will not be the first private messaging app to support usernames.
It is the same as setting different usernames on Snapchat for yourself and others. It is also available on Telegram and Signal. If introduced, this feature can change how you communicate in WhatsApp forever.
Meta has yet to clarify how usernames will work on WhatsApp, as this feature is still in development.
You may wonder if you can locate other users through their usernames or find contacts who still need to be added to your list. We expect more clarity once the feature is made available for beta testers, so stay tuned for updates and let us know what you think about the new username system in the comments section!
With the upcoming release of the WhatsApp username feature, users can look forward to a more personalized and secure messaging experience. The ability to choose unique usernames will make accounts easily recognizable and enhance privacy by allowing users to share credentials without revealing their phone numbers. While the feature is still in development, it has the potential to revolutionize communication on WhatsApp. Stay updated for further announcements, and be prepared to explore this exciting addition to the platform.