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Alert for WhatsApp users – new trick could save you from a texting nightmare

Alert for WhatsApp users – new trick could save you from a texting nightmare

WHATSAPP is making it much easier to block other users.

That means you’ll have a much simpler time of shutting out annoying or abusive chatters.


WhatsApp is adding more ways to block peopleCredit: WhatsApp / WABetaInfo

WhatsApp regularly tests new features in the beta app.

And WhatsApp blog WABetaInfo has examined the app to discover three shortcuts to quickly block contacts.

The first shortcut is in the menu under the chat preview.

The second is available inside the chat options.

And the third appears as a red side button when you receive a message from an unknown contact that you haven’t spoken to before.

If you choose to block a contact, you’ll also be given the opportunity to forward the last 5 messages in the chat to the moderation team.

This means WhatsApp can find out if the person has broken any rules.

Sadly it’s impossible to say exactly when the new block shortcuts will be available more widely.

If you want to try them before everyone else, consider joining the beta app.

Follow our guide below to find out how.

How to get WhatsApp beta

To download WhatsApp beta for your smartphone you need to go to Google Play on your Android and search for WhatsApp.

Scroll down the page until you see “Become a Beta Tester”.

Tap the “I’m In” button and then click “Join” to confirm.

Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.

Joining the WhatsApp beta on iOS is more difficult, and has limited capacity.

Follow Apple’s guide here.

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