WhatsApp to get Ignore Archived Chats feature soon, beta testing begins


WhatsApp, world’s most popular Instant Messaging app has been getting regular updates with new features after acquiring by Facebook. Today, WhatsApp has been found testing a new feature called Ignore Archived Chats. The feature was appeared on its beta edition which is yet to made available on the stable version.

As the name suggests, the new Ignore Archived Chats feature to keep the archived chats archived. The same feature was seen in the last October month with a different name, however, the new beta edition of the same app has added this new feature and was found in the testing mode.

According to WABetaInfo, this new feature will be made available with WhatsApp Beta Version 2.19.101. Once available, WhatsApp users will be able to ignore the WhatsApp group chats and other archived messages from within the chats.

At present, WhatsApp has released this Beta edition for a few people only and it is not released for the public yet. The same beta version is expected to hit the real market in the coming weeks.

if you have received this Beta edition of WhatsApp and want to test it out on your mobile phone, then you have to manually enable this feature by following the below given path.

This feature can be found within the Settings menu of WhatsApp. Go to the Settings and select Notifications. You will see Ignore Archived Chats option here with a toggle button. You just need to enable the toggle to start ignoring the Archived Groups and Chats.

The Archived Chats will be archived once you enable this feature from the Notifications menu. Even if you receive messages to the Archived groups, you won’t be able to see them as a notification. The Groups or Chats will remain archived and you won’t be interrupted with the same.

Additionally, WhatsApp has recently added a new Feature to expand the limit of sending audio files. Users will be able to send up to 30 audio files within the Chat via the latest update of the app. Go ahead, update WhatsApp app and start sharing audio files up to 30.

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