WhatsApp Added Launcher App Shortcuts in Latest Android Beta

WhatsApp Added Launcher App Shortcuts – WhatsApp is now testing launcher App Shortcuts on Android. These shortcuts allow you to jump to a desired pre-mentioned place in-app as soon as you launch it. As mentioned, this feature was found in the Android beta, and there’s no word on when it will arrive for the general audience using stable builds.

There are Many launcher Apps for this but WhatsApp Added Launcher App Shortcuts in Latest Android Beta.

WhatsApp Added Launcher App Shortcuts

WhatsApp’s new App Shortcuts feature, though useful, is likely to find lesser use case given the choice of shortcuts. For example, a new Status shortcut instead of New Chat shortcut would have made more sense. Especially so because the Facebook-owned company just announced that it has over 250 million daily users on the Status feature. It is seldom that WhatsApp users open new chat window, instead they chat with those already on their friend’s list more often. Visit here for Latest Whatsapp Tricks

Starred messages shortcuts in WhatsApp directly takes users to three pinned chats at the top of the chat list. While, the option might prove to be useful for a lot of users, others might end up not using the shortcut at all.

How to use WhatsApp Added Launcher App Shortcuts

To download the latest WhatsApp beta for Android version, sign up for the Android Beta Program on Google Play, or you can alternatively download the APK Mirror here.

As of now, WhatsApp already offers native widgets and shortcuts for the home screen, so you can set the camera as a separate shortcut icon, or a favourite person as well. That person’s display picture will show up as an icon logo, instead of an ugly star that is showing up in this launcher app beta feature

You get a shortcut to launch the Camera, because WhatsApp is all about the new Status feature even though out of my 500+ contacts, I only see 12 new status shares every day. You also get a shortcut to launch a new chat, because apparently you’re more likely to talk to new people than to those you already have active conversations with (well, unless you delete all your chats every day like a maniac… I know people who do that).

Android Police spotted the App Shortcuts feature first, and the thing about these launcher app shortcuts is that they are quite redundant. Instead of allowing users to do useful things like add a Status directly, or show your frequent or pinned chats, it gives you the option to open the camera, and chats with people you don’t really talk much with.

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