WhatsApp Beta introduces new features for unsaved contacts

Currently, tapping an unsaved contact in a Whatsapp the default dialer app opens. In fact, the app does not give the possibility to send an SMS to the contact within the app and you have to use one alternative solution to send messages to unsaved numbers on WhatsApp . However, this is likely to change soon, according to a recent report by WABetaInfo.

The latest beta update of WhatsApp for Android (v2.22.8.11) includes a new feature that offers more options while interacting with an unsaved number in a chat. As you can see in the attached screenshots, tapping an unsaved number opens a new pop-up menu. The menu gives you access to three options that allow you to instantly start a WhatsApp chat with the unsaved number, call it or add it to your contacts.

In case the unsaved contact does not have a WhatsApp account, the pop-up will only give you the option to call the number or add it to your contacts. WABetaInfonotes that this new feature is available to users beta of WhatsApp on Android with the latest update, but it may also be available to some users in an older beta version.