In recent days, WhatsApp Beta has introduced a new interface for the contact list that includes people and groups contacted frequently, in addition to recent chats.
After the update wabetainfo collected user feedback on the new contact list and it was found that most people did not like the news, claiming the alphabetical contact list and the number of their total contacts.
WhatsApp beta 126.96.36.199 restores the contact list
Probably after receiving negative feedback, the WhatsApp team is now restoring the old contacts interface by updating to beta version 188.8.131.52.
You can now use your old contact list again, however it may take some time before the restored functionality is released for all users. For the moment it may be useful to update the WhatsApp beta app to the latest version.
How to download the new beta version of the WhatsApp app
To try version 184.108.40.206 of the WhatsApp Beta app for Android, simply subscribe to the beta channel here. Alternatively you can manually install its APK file which you can download from APK Mirror. A new user profile feature is on the way for WhatsApp Business.
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