WhatsApp May Soon Allow Users to Create Unique Usernames


WhatsApp, a Meta-owned platform, has been focused on developing numerous features to improve the user experience. According to a new online report, WhatsApp is currently working on an exciting feature allowing users to set a unique username for their accounts.

The website WABetaInfo, known for monitoring updates and changes in WhatsApp builds, reported that the messaging platform is developing a username feature. Users will be able to select unique usernames for their accounts through this feature, although it’s currently under development and not visible yet. The report also suggested that a specific section for this feature would be found under Settings > Profile.

“The proposed username feature is set to provide WhatsApp users with an additional layer of privacy. Instead of relying exclusively on phone numbers to identify contacts, users could soon opt for a unique, memorable username. By enabling username selection, WhatsApp could enable users to connect with others by simply entering a username within the app, without knowing their phone numbers,” the report elucidates.

The development of the WhatsApp username feature is underway and will be rolled out to beta testers in an upcoming app update.

In other recent developments, WhatsApp introduced the ‘edit sent message’ feature.

This feature allows users to edit a sent message within 15 minutes of sending it. To do so, users press and hold a message, then select the edit option to modify it. It should be noted that messages that have been edited will display an “edited” tag next to the timestamp, indicating that they have been altered. However, WhatsApp does not keep a record of the corrections, meaning other users cannot view the previous versions of edited messages.


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