Tech Desk. Facebook and messaging app WhatsApp can soon launch Vacation Mode for Android users. The latest Android beta update has revealed the new features of WhatsApp. According to WhatsApp tracking website WABetaInfo, work on this features has been started again by WhatsApp, which WhatsApp had abandoned testing.
What will be the benefit for users
WhatsApp’s Vacation Mode will provide an option to mute archive chat. Actually, at present, a new message in the archive chat gets a popup of notifications, which can be muted after the arrival of the Vacation Mode. Meaning, notifications will not pop up when a new message arrives in the archive chat.
A new dedicated section will be available for vacation mode
WhatsApp has released a new update through the Google Play Beta program. WhatsApp v184.108.40.206 Beta has been released for Android. According to the WABetaInfo report, a new dedicated section will be provided for the Vacation Mode, which will provide an option to select different parameters. With the new feature going live, Archive Chat will go to the top of your chat list, tapping on it will open a separate dedicated section. This new button will be called a notification.
There will be two options in the new notification
In this notification, two new options Notify New Messages and Auto-hide inactive chat will be found. From here users will be able to mute the chat when new messages arrive. If the user chooses the disabled option of Notify New Messages, then even if a new message arrives in the archive chat, it will reach the archive directly. On selecting other Auto-hide inactive chats, an extension of Vacation Mode will appear and if you enable it, the 6 month old chat will automatically arrive in the archive.