Updated: August 2, 2020 10:34:57 am
WhatsApp is reportedly working on a feature we all have been missing in the messaging app to rid ourselves from constant notifications on annoying family, college, and office groups that do not concern us. A “Mute Always” function is in works that will give you the option to permanently mute a chat or a group rather than muting it every time for eight hours, a week, or a year.
What to expect from new updates
According to WhatsApp beta tracker WABetainfo, the 184.108.40.206 update will replace the “one year” option with “Always” when you try to mute a particular chat or a group. After enabling this feature you will able to receive and read messages on these chats or groups but your smartphone won’t buzz every time there is a new message.
Along with the Mute Always option, WhatsApp is also working on the “Expiring messages” feature. As the name suggests, the “expiring messages” will automatically delete the message from both sides without a trace. Currently, WhatsApp is trying to improve a section that will help the user manage this setting. However, it is not yet clear whether this feature will make it to the actual update for a while.
Multi-device support has also been spotted on the beta version for a while now According to the rumours, this feature on the messaging platform may be called “Linked devices”. A total of four devices can be linked to a single WhatsApp account. A new user interface is in works to accommodate the long-awaited feature.
The next update may also feature a huge number of new emojis. As many as 138 emojis can be seen in the new update.
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