whatsApp is actively working on a vacation mode feature, which will allow users to retain chat in ‘archived chat’ even when new messages arrive. Right now, whenever a new message arrives, WhatsApp unlocks the archived chat, but vacation mode will prevent this from happening. The latest WhatsApp for Android Beta improves this vacation mode feature and indicates that WhatsApp is developing this mode faster. It is expected that this feature will be released in the coming days.
The instant messaging platform has released WhatsApp Beta 18.104.22.168 for Android and WABetaInfo has discovered all the new features being developed from the app’s code. WhatsApp Features Tracker has detected the Vacation Mode feature in the app. This shows that the new feature in the app is working faster. As we said that due to the new feature, the chat will not come out of the archived chat even after the new message received in the app. Currently, if a chat is archived and a new message arrives in it, it comes out of the chat archive. In a previous beta update, WhatsApp prevented muted archive chats from being automatically archived when new messages arrived, but this new beta release suggests that WhatsApp users need to keep chats in archives to keep chats No need to mute.
Apart from this, some changes have been noted in the interface of the app, for example, “Archived Chat” can top your chat list after vacation mode is enabled for better visibility. In this update, WhatsApp is also working on the ‘Archived Chats feature with new banner’ which reads, (Translated) “add chats you want to keep mute here”, chat with new messages Will not return to the list. This indicates that the behavior of the archived chat function will change for all archived chats.