NEW DELHI: WhatsApp is reportedly working to bring some new features to Apple iPhone users. According to a report in WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has rolled out a new update — version 126.96.36.199 — to the beta users bringing in features like always mute option, shortcut to catalogue and traces of expiring media. Since these features have already rolled out to beta users of the app, it is likely that the company rolls them out to general users as well in the coming days.
Detailing these features, the report claims that WhatsApp is releasing an ‘Always’ Mute option for group chats. The feature will allow users to put a certain user/group on permanent mute. Right now, the maximum limit for the same is one year. This means it will replace the ‘i year’’ option in group chats.
As for the catalogue shortcut, it will bring a single call button for Business chats. Once user taps on it, he/she can choose the call type. In case a business has the catalog feature configured, a shortcut will appear in the navigation bar.
Lastly, the report claims that the expiring media feature — that was recently spotted for Android users as well — is also under development for iPhone users. It, however, gives no clarity on the timeline for the same. “When the feature will be available in a future update, a new button will be added,” says the report.
Those unaware, the expiring media feature has been under speculation for over an year now. It has made appearance in several Android beta releases, but is still to roll out.
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