New features are being worked on for the WhatsApp messaging platform. We have previously heard about the picture-in-picture (PiP) mode and also the introduction of Stickers, but apparently, that was not enough for the Facebook-owned platform. It looks like features such as Silent mode and Vacation mode will be introduced as well so the chatting experience will be improved.
Based on Wabetainfo’s report, we can say that the Vacation mode feature for WhatsApp will offer users a better-archived chat experience. Now, this feature, when you receive or send a message to an archived conversation, it will no longer come back to your actual conversations. However, the chat will need to be opened manually from the archived section.
In addition to that, we will also get a Silent Mode feature. The Silent Mode features hides the app badge for the chats that are muted. The default is already making it available and active. Moreover, the notification count is also hidden for the chats that are in the mute mode, If you have not updated you WhatsApp yet, it means that the notification count is still one for the chats in mute mode so you will need to update your app if you want to take advantage of the new features.
Furthermore, WhatsApp has also planned to add an account linking support for the most public social media platform, which will be located under the Profile Settings.
Another modified aspect regarding the chatting app is the fact that the delete for everyone feature has also been modified. Now, the message will be deleted based on the answer it gets during 13 hours, 8 minutes, and 16 seconds window when you can change your mind.