It has long been speculated that WhatsApp worked on the vacation mode function. According to the latest updates, WhatsApp has started actively working on it and would make the feature available for iOS and Android users. The feature, once implemented, would hide notifications from archived chats. The feature is currently under development.
According to Wabetainfo, WhatsApp has started working on the feature again along with several improvements. The developments were identified in the beta of WhatsApp for Android 18.104.22.168. The report notes that the messaging company previously called it “Ignore archived chats,” but then stopped working on the feature. However, they have now started working on it again.
The report explains that the vacation mode feature does not cancel archiving of archived chats whenever there is a message from one of those chats. However, this would only happen if you activate the vacation mode function. You can also turn it off. The WhatsApp feature tracker also reported that changes in the user interface have been detected.
“In the past WhatsApp wanted to prevent archived chats with muted from being automatically removed from the archive when new messages arrived, but now archived chat audio does not need to be muted. With Vacation mode, we can see some changes on the UI. Indeed, “Archived chats” will be moved to the top of the chat list, “the wabetainfo report reads.
So once this feature is implemented, your archived chats will remain archived no matter what. Even if you receive a new message from archived chats, WhatsApp will not appear in the chat window. However, if you don’t want this new setting, you can choose not to enable the feature.
While it’s unclear when WhatsApp plans to officially release the new feature, the messaging app has implemented the presentation banner. This suggests that the launch may be imminent.
WhatsApp recently rolled out the new redesigned storage management tool. The feature has been implemented to make it more useful for people to identify, review and bulk delete content that might fill up their phone. “We now offer simple cleaning tips by bucketing both large files and media that have been submitted many times, sorting files by size in descending order, and providing a way to preview files before deleting them. You can also preview media files before selecting one or more items to delete. The new storage management tools will be available to users around the world this week. When available, users can access the new tool by going to Settings> Storage and Data> Manage Storage, “WhatsApp said in a statement.
According to the latest updates, WhatsApp has started actively working on it and would make the feature available for iOS and Android users.
- It has long been speculated that WhatsApp worked on the vacation mode function
- The feature, once implemented, would hide notifications from archived chats.
- The feature is currently under development.