The instant messaging service WhatsApp is currently testing – in the Android system version of its application – a new change that replaces the existing Read Later feature.
And the site WABetaInfo – which specializes in monitoring experimental features in the WhatsApp service – has published screenshots of the feature (Read Later) that is being tested at the present time.
The site said: The (Read Later) feature is an improved version of the current (archived chats) feature, but the difference will be that there will be no notifications when a message comes from archived chats. By de-archiving the chats, the process will be reversed.
WABetaInfo added that the user will find; When activating the feature in a future update of the WhatsApp application, a new section at the top of the chat list is named (Read Later).
The site explained that by opening the section (Read Later), the user will see an explanation of the feature, as WhatsApp says: “To reduce interruptions, chats that you receive new messages will remain here, and you will not receive any notifications.”
It is noteworthy that the (Read Later) feature is integrated with another feature that WhatsApp is currently testing, which is (Vacation Mode), which will keep the ignored conversations archived and hidden from view even if the user receives a new message. In the past, WhatsApp – when archiving a chat – used to automatically cancel archiving as soon as it received a new message from that chat.
Thanks to the (Vacation Mode) feature, things will change soon for archived chats, when you activate the feature from the WhatsApp notification settings, the archived chats will not be canceled, and it is believed that this feature will be useful to all family groups – or others – annoying that the user may be added to without his consent.
And in news related to the WhatsApp service, the service began a few days ago by launching the shopping button, which allows the user to go to the list of products provided by the business.
The new button from WhatsApp allows companies to sell products directly within the application through Facebook Shops, an online store launched by Facebook last May to provide a unified shopping experience through Facebook applications.
The feature is still available in its experimental form, and there is no information about its launch date for all users, but those wishing to try it can subscribe to the WhatsApp beta program in Android, and the latest trial version of the application can also be downloaded and installed manually from here.