WhatsApp new Ignore archived chats feature spotted in the beta

WhatsApp new Ignore archived chats feature spotted in the beta WhatsApp is developing a “Vacation Mode” that is going to be a relief for most WhatsApp users.

The feature was previously spotted last year, but it was finally seen on WhatsApp beta for Android 2.19.101 as per the report of WABetaInfo.

WhatsApp new Ignore archived chats feature spotted in the beta

WhatsApp new Ignore archived chats feature spotted in the beta WhatsApp Beta version 2.19.101 is now rolling out to users, introducing a new feature which is being referred to as ‘Ignore archived chats’

WhatsApp has just relabelled the old Vacation mode feature to the ‘Ignore archived chats’, and both offer similar features.

The feature was originally called Vacation Mode, but now its name is Ignore archived chats which will apparently stop archived chats from being unarchived when a new message arrives.

Currently, the messaging service automatically unarchives the archived chats when a user receives a new message from a friend or group.

How this new Ignore archived chats feature will work?

WhatsApp new Ignore archived chats feature spotted in the beta

WhatsApp new Ignore archived chats feature

Image: WABetaInfo

# The new feature seems to be in the works that will allow you to completely shut these messages out of your lives without having to exit the groups.

# It will help those who want to keep their individual chats/groups chats archived to keep their conversations uncluttered.

# It means this feature will prevent archived chats from getting automatically unarchived when a new message arrives.

# Once the feature will be officially released, you will be able to activate it from WhatsApp Notifications Settings menu.

# The “Ignore archived chats” feature can be activated by a click on Settings > Notifications > Ignore archived chats.

It is to be noted that the “Ignore archived chats” feature is slightly different from the “Vacation mode” that was spotted testing back in October last year.

The “Vacation mode” could only prevent an archived chat from being unarchived if was muted. However, “Ignore archived chats” will prevent both muted and non-muted chats from being unarchived if they were archived in the past.

The update also adds a dedicated “Archived chats” section to the app’s main menu.

New WhatsApp Archived chats feature

 WhatsApp Archived chats feature

Image: WABetaInfo

# Moreover the latest WhatsApp beta update for Android (version 2.19.101) also adds a dedicated “Archived chats” feature under the main menu on the app’s homepage.

# The change is now live for all users who’ve downloaded the latest WhatsApp beta update for Android.

# This won’t bring any new change to the UI, it will only simplify for those who wish to see their archived or hidden chats.

# Archived Chats have their own sub-menu option. So you can quickly access the list of archived chats, or locate them through users instead of scrolling to the bottom of your conversation list.

# Currently, users have to scroll to the bottom in the chat feed but now they will be able to easily tap the “Archived chats” option from the main menu to take a look at the archived chats.

Notably

The newly added “Ignore archived chats” feature is not available yet. The feature is reportedly under development and will be made available only when few improvements have been made. 

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