WHATSAPP bowed to pressure about a new feature that was not appreciated by users.
In an astonishing twist, the popular app is restoring an old contact list after people rated a recent update as “terrible”.
The Meta-owned platform has added ‘frequent contact’ and ‘recent chat’ to the contact list in the Android app.
While it is intended to make it easier for users to find their favorite contacts, the feature has been met with criticism.
People say online that they prefer to simply have their contact list in alphabetical order.
“The new contacts page looks cluttered,” one person said.
“I want to look up my contacts in the proper alphabetical order.
“I don’t want to know the people I’m in frequent contact with or the groups I’m a member of at the top of the page.”
Another commented: “Horrible, I just want to find new contacts in alphabetical order”.
Judging by the latest beta, it looks like WhatsApp has listened to the negative feedback.
The two options are no longer there in the beta build, suggesting the update will remove them for everyone soon.
WABetaInfowho revealed the reversal, said: “People want a really alphabetical list of contacts and their total number of contacts.
“Finally, perhaps after receiving a bad response, WhatsApp is now restoring the old interface.
“It means you can reuse the old contact list!”
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