WhatsApp will soon launch a new feature to improve chats and notifications. WABetaInfo reported that the new feature includes: Vacation Mode, Silent Mode and LinkedIn.
Silent Mode will indefinitely hide muted chats for users who want time away from specific groups, without resorting to ignoring or deleting the app completely. This feature is an upgrade to the Mute function, as muted chats will now no longer add to the number displayed by the App Badge.
WhatsApp want to make mute feature more effective so users only receives alerts from important contacts instead of being constantly harassed.
Vacation Mode when turned on allows users to stop archived chats from reappearing if they are muted. Currently, archived chat(s) will unarchive and reappear on top of the list of chats whenever a new message is received. This happens even for muted chats.
This feature will have an on/off option in Settings, so once users are ready to see the muted archived chats reappear, they just need to turn off Vacation Mode and wait for a new message to be received.
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“The feature appears mainly developed for WhatsApp Business, but some references were found in the normal WhatsApp app too. It’s not available yet for both apps,” WABetaInfo said.