WhatsApp is considering replacing the Archive feature into a new ” Read Later ” feature. Currently this feature is still in development and it is not known when it will be released. So, this feature is not yet available for general users.
Previously, WhatsApp was issued to be developing a vacation mode to replace archived chats.
However, in the latest developments, WhatsApp has again changed direction by replacing the Archive Chat to Read Later.
Read Later feature is the development of Archive Chat Feature
Read Later feature is basically an advanced development of Archive Chat feature. However, similar to the Vacation Mode discourse, the Read Later feature will also not display notifications when new messages enter this folder.
If a message or group is removed from the Archive or Read Later folder, the new message notification will appear again. Later, users can see the “Read Later” feature at the top right of the chat.
When clicked, the user will go to the “Read Later” folder and see the messages entered in this folder.
According to WhatsApp’s explanation, this new feature is a new format for the “Archived Chats” feature. This feature is made to reduce interference from WhatsApp notifications, as quoted from the WhatsApp feature leak account,
WhatsApp is developing other features
In addition, WhatsApp is developing other features such as more sophisticated instant message wallpapers and new emojis.
This feature allows users to set different backgrounds for each chat. Currently, users can only set the same background for all chats. With different backgrounds, it will help users reduce errors in sending messages.
This feature is not yet available for all WhatsApp users, but Android beta users have started to be able to use the feature to change the opacity (transparency level) of their chosen wallpaper, as reported by the Hindustan Times.
Beta users can also choose from 32 new Light Wallpapers, 29 new Dark Wallpapers, custom wallpapers and Solid Colors. The user can also select a wallpaper from the Wallpaper Archive.
In addition, if users decide to use a solid color as wallpaper, they can apply WhatsApp Doodle as an overlay.
Moreover, users can switch from Vacation Mode to the Read Later feature. You can do this by activating this feature in Read Later Settings.