Facebook-owned instant messaging platform, WhatsApp tests all its new features on the beta version of its application. That’s one of the reasons the beta version of WhatsApp is constantly making headlines, as the company adds new and unique features to the application, both for Android and iOS. Now, the company has brought out a new beta version of WhatsApp for Android with version number 2.19.183.This has a new feature called Hide Muted Status Updates. The new beta version of WhatsApp is currently available on the Google Play Store.
According to a report by WABetaInfo, the instant messaging platform is working on a new feature called the Hide Muted Status Updates as it does what its name suggests. By using this feature, the users will be able to hide all the status updates that has already been muted in the user’s contact list. Once enabled, the users can press the “Hide” option on the muted status updates section. The users can tap on the hide option to hide all the muted status updates from his list of contact’s updates. Once hidden, it will be removed from the user’s status updates section.
If the users want to restore the visibility of the hidden muted status updates then he/she can do so by pressing the “Show” button. Currently, this new feature is out only for the Android beta version of WhatsApp. There is no exact timeline of its launch for the stable version of the application. But, since the feature is already out for the beta version, we might see it coming to a stable version soon enough.
Earlier this week, WhatsApp was testing a new feature for its Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode that would allow the users to minimize an ongoing video chat screen. Once minimized, the users can then chat with others at the same time. But this feature was being tested for the beta version of the Android application. With this feature, the users won’t be limited to the workings and functions of the smartphone when video chatting with someone.
The new PiP feature would allow the users to do other tasks inside the app while the video chat screen was minimized. As mentioned above, the feature was exclusive to the Android version of WhatsApp beta version 2.19.177 and it is still in its testing phase. But we might see this feature along with the abovementioned Hide Muted Status Updates feature in the stable version of the app soon enough.
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