WhatsApp Read Later (Picture: WABetaInfo)
The Archived Chats characteristic permits WhatsApp customers to cover a person or group chat from the essential web page to raised organise conversations. Read Later provides the similar performance, however with some tweaks.
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WhatsApp is reportedly testing a brand new characteristic that may change its Archived Chats web page with ‘Read Later.’ In line with WABetaInfo, the part may be noticed on the WhatsApp beta v18.104.22.168 for Android – almost two months after it appeared on the iOS beta model. The brand new Read Later characteristic will perform much like that of Archived Chats, although it’s mentioned to supply a further performance. Its actual roll out date for the secure channels stays unclear, at the second.
The report additionally incorporates a screenshot of the Read Later web page that reads, “To scale back interruptions, chats with new messages keep right here, and you will not get any notifications.” It’s at the moment underneath improvement, and never out there to all WhatsApp beta customers but. In contrast to WhatsApp Archived Chats, if a chat (particular person or group) is hidden underneath the Read Later web page, customers wouldn’t obtain any notifications from the explicit chat, the report claims. It’s unclear whether or not customers will nonetheless obtain notifications if the sender has particularly tagged them with ‘@.’ By way of positioning, it sits precisely the place Archived Chats at the moment sits on the app. Furthermore, WhatsApp customers also can reportedly flip off Read Later with only a toggle in Chat Settings that may switch all conversations to the essential web page routinely.
WhatsApp explains that the Archived Chats characteristic permits customers to cover a person or group chat from the essential web page to raised organise conversations. The Read Later additionally provides the similar performance, although the renaming scheme is probably going accomplished to make its objective clearer to customers.
In the meantime, the Fb-owned WhatsApp has been in the information lalely after the firm up to date its privateness coverage and phrases of service. As per the new guidelines, the messaging platform will gather a bunch of private knowledge (with out accessing conversations) and ship it to Fb, to offer higher service. Nonetheless, privateness advocates declare that Fb is invading privateness with out giving a correct option to opt-out.