Currently, to add a person in WhatsApp it is necessary the phone number. However, this will change in the future to allow for greater security and privacy for users.
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WaBetaInfo indicated that it found a new function within the code from application which would in the future allow users to be added through a name userinstead of using the phone number. However, this update is under development and the testing phase has not yet started with the beta.
The new functionality will be included in the WhatsApp update 220.127.116.11. Using this tool it will be easier to identify the contacts that were lost. On the other hand, it will also strengthen the security y privacy of the users, since by not providing the telephone number, no personal data and that may trigger future risks.
As in the nets socialhe user You will have the possibility to choose your username for later share it and that they can add it. The assignment of this name would be carried out from the profile settings via option “Choose my username”according to WaBetaInfo.
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“We are sure that (this feature) will revolutionize the way we will communicate on WhatsApp in the future. Currently, we can only confirm that conversations initiated through usernames will continue to be protected by end-to-end encryption.
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