WhatsApp testing multiple contact sharing feature

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You could soon be able to share multiple contacts with your friend and family via WhatsApp, it has come to light.

Currently you can send only one contact through WhatsApp. However, WhatsApp has incorporated the capability to send multiple contacts in the beta version of WhatsApp for Android. According to reports the update will soon be rolled out to everyone.

According to Android Police, the feature was first seen in Android versions 2.17.122 or 2.17.123. The multiple contact sharing feature works the same way. Instead of the restriction to just one contact, you can now send multiple contact details or email details instantly. This eradicates the need to perform multiple actions on the app to send two or three contacts to the same person on WhatsApp.

Of course, if you’re sending information to multiple WhatsApp users, you will have to stick to the ancient method of sending contacts individually. Interestingly, there appears to be no ceiling limit to the number of contacts you can send, and we were able to send over 100 contacts to one user simultaneously. The feature works the same way in group and individual chats as well. The multiple contacts are sent to the WhatsApp user in one box, opening which allows you to choose which contact info you can add to your smartphone, and which you wish to keep as is. This is neat as sending too many contacts at once could clutter your WhatsApp chat feed.

As mentioned earlier, this WhatsApp feature is still in beta stage, and if you wish to use it immediately, sign up for being a beta tester on Google Play. There is no word on when it will roll out publicly for everyone on Android or iOS.