WhatsApp beta for Android 2.21.2.2: what’s new?

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WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 2.21.2.2.
What’s new in this update? Discover all details below!

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Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Read Later
Status? Under development
Availability? In a future build
When? Unknown release date
I’ve the same version but I don’t see this news, why? It’s not available yet, but you can see here a preview of the feature, for a future build
Previous tracks? WhatsApp is replacing Archived Chats with “Read Later”
News about iOS? WhatsApp Messenger beta for iOS 2.20.130.16: what’s new?
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After discussing about the safety of our WhatsApp chats and calls and the Official response from WhatsApp about Terms of Service, today we continue to talk about features available in future updates.
WhatsApp was developing Read Later, a replacement/improvement of Archived Chats
When a chat is added in your archive, the user doesn’t receive notifications from it because all archived chats will be automatically muted, in order to reduce interruptions.
We already showed the new Read Later cell, added at the top of your chat list:

Opening “Read Later” we find a presentation banner that introduces the changes:

In this update, even if the feature isn’t natively available yet, WhatsApp is improving this section, indicating what’s the purpose of Read Later with a persistent message:

If you don’t like Read Later and you want to “downgrade” to the old functionality (when the feature will be enabled for everyone in a future build), you can within WhatsApp Chat Settings:

This feature is under development and it will be available in future. When more details are available, there will be a new article here: stay tuned!

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