The beta version of WhatsApp is rolling out with a new update with build number 2.17.277. This new update brings app shortcut feature to the app.
Google introduced this feature with Android 7.1 and since then only handful of apps were using this feature. Adoption rate of this shortcut feature is quite low since initial release but the good news is that now WhatsApp has started rolling out this feature on it’s beta app. There’s nothing to be excited about as they only add little value means you won’t get to use this feature at it’s full potential.
It bring three shortcuts which includes the camera shortcut, new chat, and starred conversations.
These aren’t the features that we uses a lot, moreover due to some weird reasons the starred conversation shortcut won’t even let you to see the profile image of your starred contact. We hope with upcoming updates WhatsApp make these shortcuts fore useful.
Download Link: WhatsApp for Android