WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the TestFlight beta Program, bringing the version up to 22.214.171.124. The version marked within WhatsApp Settings is 126.96.36.199 and the TestFlight build is 22.18.0 (392909385).
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is releasing a new header within the list of your archived chats to some lucky beta testers!
|Name of the feature?||Header for archived chats|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for iOS 188.8.131.52 is marked as compatible update.|
|I have the same version but I don’t have this feature, why?||This feature may only be available to certain beta testers. More activations are planned within the coming days.|
|Thanks:||Spencer, Eloy, SiLent, Federico, and siddy, for testing and reporting!|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for Android 184.108.40.206: what’s new? WhatsApp is releasing a new shortcut to quickly open archive settings!|
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Last year, WhatsApp released the new archive, an upgraded version of the feature that lets people keep their archived chats in the archive even when new messages arrive. This feature can also be disabled right within WhatsApp Settings > Chats, but probably some people are still not aware of this setting so WhatsApp wants to highlight it. In fact, WhatsApp is now releasing a new shortcut to archive settings by adding a header within the list of your archived chats:
As you can see in this screenshot, a new header within your archived chats shows up and it gives information about the current configuration of your archive: the header can be useful because you can immediately understand how your archive works by reading the text within the header. If you tap the archive header, WhatsApp will redirect you to your archive settings (that’s already available since last year) so you can decide if you want to edit how your archived chats are managed from the app.
As we announced yesterday, the new archived chat header is also released to some beta users that install the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 220.127.116.11 update and it is rolling out to iOS beta testers today. As always, if the new archived chat header doesn’t show up, it means your WhatsApp account is not ready and you need to wait for the next few updates to get it.
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