WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 220.127.116.11.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is releasing a new header within the list of your archived chats to some beta testers!
|Name of the feature?||Header for archived chats|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for Android 18.104.22.168 is marked as compatible update, but some lucky beta testers may also be able to get the shortcut to archive settings after installing the previous update as well.|
|I’ve installed this update but I don’t have this feature. Why?||This feature has been released to certain beta testers and more activations are planned over the coming days.|
|Thanks:?||kingcyrious, FastenM, and Sc, for testing and reporting!|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for iOS 22.214.171.124: what’s new? WhatsApp is working on bringing profile photos of group participants within group chats!|
While WhatsApp is working on some major features for the next updates, such as the ability to edit messages and the upcoming online privacy setting, the team is also developing some minor tweaks for already existing features. In fact, thanks to the WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199 update, we discovered that WhatsApp is introducing a shortcut to archive settings by adding a new header in your archive:
As you can see in this screenshot, a new header will show up within your archived chats: it says that your archived chats stay in your archive even when there are new incoming messages but the user can change this behavior by tapping the header. In this case, WhatsApp will automatically redirect you to the archive settings where you can toggle the archive mode (this is already available since last year). If you decide to disable the new archive, the archive row will be moved to the bottom of your chat list and a different text will show up within the archive header. Thanks to the new archive header, you also know the current configuration of your archive.
The new header for the list of your archived chats is released to some beta testers after installing the latest beta from Google Play Store (but some lucky beta testers may also receive it by installing the previous update), and more activations are planned over the coming days.
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