WhatsApp will tell you what's new just like Telegram and Signal

WhatsApp is working on a new feature that will soon tell you all about all the new updates. Know how it will work.

| Updated on: Jul 30 2022, 13:42 IST
Hide your WhatsApp chat on iPhone and Android; Know how
1/5 Are you a WhatsApp user and want to organise your chat? WhatsApp is one of the most popular and widely used chatting applications. However, there are certain chats which you may not be able to keep but also don't want to delete. For such situations, WhatsApp is offering its users an archive chat feature which allows users to hide an individual or group chat from their chats list to better organize conversations. (HT_Print)
2/5 About archive chat: Archiving a chat does not delete the chat or back it up to your SD card or iCloud. Archived individual or group chats will stay archived when you receive a new message from that individual or group chat. Also, you will not receive notifications for archived chats unless you are mentioned or replied to. (REUTERS)
3/5 How to hide WhatsApp chats on Android: In order to archive an individual or group chat- in the CHATS tab, tap and hold the chat you want to hide. Then tap Archive at the top of the screen. In order to archive all chats- In the CHATS tab, tap More options > Settings. Then tap Chats > Chat history > Archive all chats. (Asterfolio/Unsplash)
4/5 In order to view archived individual or group chats- scroll to the top of the CHATS screen. Then tap Archived. The number next to Archived indicates how many archived individual or group chats have unread messages. (Pixabay)
5/5 How to hide WhatsApp chats on iPhone: In order to archive a chat or group- in the Chats tab, swipe left on the chat or group you want to archive. Then tap Archive. You can archive all chats at once in WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Archive All Chats. In order to view archived chats or groups- scroll to the top of the Chats tab. Tap Archived Chats. (REUTERS)
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WhatsApp updates and new features will be revealed by WhatsApp itself in your chatbox! (Pixabay)

WhatsApp is working on a new and interesting feature for Android users which will soon inform them about all the new updates that they should know about! Yes, WhatsApp itself will make you aware of what's new on the instant messaging app. This comes from the WhatsApp updates tracker WabetaInfo which confirms that a new feature is under development on WhatsApp Beta for Android, that will make it easier to understand what is new on the service. So far, official WhatsApp news or information about the upcoming features was shared by the company's official profile on Twitter or their blog post. But now, WhatsApp is working on a new feature that lets you receive localized in-app announcements for new features, right within the app.

However, the feature is in its early stage of development, hence you may not get this feature soon on your device. In the meantime, the WabetaInfo blog shared a glimpse of this upcoming feature via screenshot. "The company plans to announce new features within an official WhatsApp chat. Thanks to these announcements, you can stay up to date about recent news released to users,” the WabetaInfo mentioned.

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Moreover, this WhatsApp chat will even send you tips and tricks to improve your experience with WhatsApp. Besides that, it will share the information to learn more about privacy and security. Just like every other chat in WhatsApp, this chatbox will also be end-to-end encrypted so messages cannot be intercepted by third parties. Though, you should note that it will be a read-only chatbox, which means you won't be able to reply. WhatsApp chat box will be similar to the other messaging apps such as Telegram and Signal, where users get updates through the official channel.

In case you don't want to receive messages from WhatsApp about new updates and tips, then you will be able to block this chat in the future. Sadly, it is under development and exactly when it will hit your WhatsApp chats is unknown at the moment. However, WabetaInfo reported that this chat automatically shows up when you receive the first message from WhatsApp.

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First Published Date: 30 Jul, 13:41 IST