Here’s why people are crazy about WhatsApp’s contact list update / World of digital information

WhatsApp has made quite a few changes here and there due to the fact that it’s the kind of thing that could potentially keep it competitive in an increasingly saturated instant messaging market. Many of these changes have meant that people can enjoy WhatsApp on their laptops instead of having to download the app to their phone, and making WhatsApp accessible through the desktop without requiring an app might just be the best change that the platform has made so far.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it’s important to note that not all of WhatsApp’s changes sit well with people. The most recent change that was noted involved a major change to the type of contact list you would see if you tapped this option on WhatsApp.

The old contact list was a standard list that was arranged and organized more or less alphabetically, everything had been considered and accounted for. The updated contact list is quite different, with WhatsApp adding two new sections to the space.

The first of these two sections is a frequently contacted list where your most contacted WhatsApp accounts will be displayed. Underneath, users will notice a Recently Contacted section which will obviously show you all the users you have recently messaged through the platform.

Most users seem to hate this new layout, but suffice to say that it offers so much efficiency that they will probably get used to it sooner rather than later. It’s not uncommon for changes to elicit such a strong response only for users to get used to them and even forget what the layout looked like before. The fact that this change has already been implemented on iOS for quite some time will likely make it an easier pill to swallow for various annoyed WhatsApp users, especially since it is one of the useful updates that WhatsApp has recently attempted to roll out.

H/T: WABI.

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