Popular instant messaging app WhatsApp is always getting new features to make the user experience more friendly. A few days back, reports surfaced online claiming that WhatsApp will soon get stickers and update its Delete for Everyone feature.
And now according to WABetaInfo, the Twitter account that follows updates on WhatsApp’s Beta version, the app will be getting three more features soon.
There will soon be an option of linking accounts, and switching on Vacation or Silent mode in WhatsApp. Let’s take a look at how these features can change your experience in WhatsApp:
WhatsApp Vacation Mode
WhatApp allows its users to archive chats. However, whenever you receive a message from one of the archived chats, the conversation gets unarchived on its own. Step in Vacation Mode, that is set to change things. If you archive or a mute a chat, they wouldn’t get unarchived automatically. With Vacation Mode, you can remove a chat from your recent chats list without having to delete it permanently. Vacation Mode is currently being developed and will be rolled out to both Android and iOS versions of the app.
WhatsApp Linked Account feature
If you have ever wondered that there should be a feature that enables users to recover their Instagram account using WhatsApp, you’ll be happy to know that this feature will soon be coming to the popular instant messaging app. However, users will only be able to link their Facebook and Instagram accounts to WhatsApp. But once you do that, you’ll be able to recover them using your WhatsApp account.
WhatsApp Silent Mode
WhatsApp Silent mode is actually being rolled out to all users who have smartphones running Android 8.0 Oreo and above. When Android Oreo was unveiled by Google, the company had introduced notification badges that show the number of pending notifications on top right of the app icon. Although WhatsApp had support for app badges, it included the messages received by muted chats in the number that was displayed on app badge of its icon. This led to the annoyance to a number of users, because when they opened their app they realized that the messages they came for was sent by a muted chat. But with Silent Mode, this wouldn’t happen because WhatsApp would not display app badges for muted chats. What’s even better, this feature will be enabled by default, so you don’t have to change any settings.