WhatsApp for iOS is working on new Archived Discussions tab
Believe it or not, archived chats on WhatsApp will finally come in handy. The app has just submitted a new beta for its iOS version to TestFlight with new features for archived discussions. Here is how it will work.
According to WABetaInfo, with the beta version of WhatsApp 22.214.171.124, the app will feature a brand new Archived Discussions tab. With this, when the “Keep chats archived” is enabled in WhatsApp, every time the user receives a message from an archived chat, it will not be unarchived.
As it is, if the user archives a chat and then receives a new message, they will return to the main chats tab. With this update, which is currently in beta, this will not happen if the user does not want it. All you need to do is click on “WhatsApp Settings”, “Chats”, then “Keep Archived Chats”.
With this new feature, the user can quickly manage multiple archived chats at once using the “Edit” button.
When the new archive is activated on WhatsApp, here’s what will happen, according to WABetaInfo:
- The archived discussion cell is also pinned to the top of your discussion list if you have archived discussions in
- The archived discussion cell is always visible and cannot be hidden.
- The archived discussion cell reports the number of unread discussions.
- If someone mentioned you in an archived group, you’ll see the @ symbol in the archived chat cell.
The team behind the app has also been working on other features, such as support for disappearance mode. When this feature is available, the user will need to go to WhatsApp settings, privacy, and then turn on the Disappearance mode feature.
Recently, in an interview with WABetaInfo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the WhatsApp for iPad app comes after being asked about multi-device support:
Q: And… what about multi-device?
A: And yes it happens too!
Q: So, are you saying that I can really use the same WhatsApp account on multiple devices, without an active internet connection on my primary device?
A: Yes. It’s been a big technical challenge to get all of your messages and content to sync properly across all devices, even when your phone’s battery is dead, but we’ve fixed this issue and look forward to releasing it soon!
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