The Facebook-owned instant messaging service, WhatsApp, will be rolling out a new feature soon for its users as a replacement for the old Archive Chats feature, to enhance user experience. The new feature is called “Read Later”, and as explained by WABetainfo, the new feature is a replacement for the existing “Archived Chats” feature.
WhatsApp features tracker WABetaInfo reported about the new Read Later feature. Improvements to this feature were spotted in WhatsApp Android beta. The new WhatsApp for Android beta v188.8.131.52 has instances of the Read Later feature being in the pipeline. In November, WhatsApp for iOS beta v184.108.40.206 also had mentions of this feature.
“WhatsApp was developing Read Later, a replacement/improvement of Archived Chats. When a chat is added in your archive, the user doesn’t receive notifications from it because all archived chats will be automatically muted, in order to reduce interruptions,” WABetaInfo reported.
WhatsApp explains that the Archived Chats feature allows users to hide an individual or group chat from the main page to better organize conversations. The Read Later also offers the same functionality, though the renaming scheme is likely done to make its purpose clearer to users.
Source: Pro Pakistani