WhatsApp is home to a plethora of features, with more coming in every now and then. The Facebook-owned messaging platform is now soon to get a new feature that will allow you to avoid the annoying group chats you are a part of.
Permanently Mute Groups
WhatsApp currently allows you to mute a conversation with three time-period options: 8 hours, 1 week, and a year. But now, as spotted by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp for Android beta (version 22.214.171.124) now has the Always option in place of the 1-year option.
This means that you will be soon able to mute a group or individual chats forever and avoid them with ease completely. This way you won’t even have to exit the group and will get to ignore the overbearing messages the group tends to receive. However, there is no word on when exactly the feature will be available. Additionally, we don’t if it will be only available for Android users.
WhatsApp version for Android version 126.96.36.199 gives another hint about the Expiring Messages that WhatsApp has been long-rumored to include. This feature will let you send chats that will automatically disappear at seven days. However, it doesn’t look as you will have further timing control beyond just being able to have them self-delete after a week. The feature is still under development and is being improved further for the final release.
WhatsApp is also expected to introduce the Linked Devices feature that will replace the WhatsApp Web option within the app. With the new rumored feature, you will be able to use the same WhatsApp account from up to four devices with ease. Additionally, there will also be an option to add a new device, which would dismiss the need to use the primary device.
Along with these features, the massaging platform now has the ability to use Facebook Messenger Rooms video-calling platform. The functionality is available via WhatsApp Web from where you can easily create a room and start video-calling people.
Given just how popular the app is globally, even if the app gets long-overdue features such as these, they are still a big deal. To keep updated on new features from Whatsapp, click here.