Last month, WhatsApp rolled out a convenient content sharing feature for iOS users. With the release of this feature, the share sheet menu on iOS devices started showing WhatsApp contact suggestions. The capability allowed users to effortlessly share content by taping the name on the list and hitting the send button.
Even though the new functionality instantly became popular among iPhone users, but it seems like the change didn’t go well for everyone. In a recent development, the company has reportedly disabled the “Contact Suggestions” feature for iOS devices.
According to WABetaInfo, the change has been rolled out in WhatsApp for iOS version 2.20.42, aiming to prevent share sheet crashes in certain scenarios.
WhatsApp for iOS 2.20.42 is available on the App Store.
The "Contacts suggestions" feature should be temporarily disabled in this update, to prevent a possible share sheet crash in certain situations.
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) April 11, 2020
Following the update, the share sheet only shows the WhatsApp icon and you need to tap on it to share the content with your contacts. Needless to say, it was a convenient addition for iOS users which provided automatic WhatsApp contact suggestions to facilitate users.
Share Sheet Contact Suggestions Will Be Back Soon
On the other hand, some users stated that the feature was perfectly working for them. “What??? My phone never crashed. I love this feature I’m kinda disappointed they are removing it instead of fixing it Expressionless face”, said a WhatsApp user on Twitter.
Again the feature has been temporarily disabled and it doesn’t mean that it’s completely removed from the popular messaging app. It is pretty much possible that the share screen contact suggestions would be back in a future release.
Notably, some WhatsApp users previously claimed that most contacts and groups didn’t seem to load on their devices. So, the Facebook-owned company is probably working to fix this issue and a patch would be released very soon.
Notably, it is not the first time that iOS users have encountered such issues. Earlier in December, a WhatsApp bug forced the application to crash on millions of devices. Did you experience the share screen crash issue on your smartphone? Sound off in the comments section below.