Back in October, WhatsApp was rumored to work on a new feature known as “Vacation Mode”. It was reported that it would help users with more control over archiving a conversation. However, the “Vacation Mode” feature is still in testing phase and yet to arrived, but recently, again it has been spotted in testing in the latest Android beta build of WhatsApp with the name ‘Ignore archived chats’.
WhatsApp ‘Ignore Archived Chats’ Feature Spotted
Moreover, under the main menu on the app’s homepage, the latest WhatsApp beta update for Android (version 2.19.101) also adds a dedicated “Archived chats” tool. The new update is now available for all users who are using the latest WhatsApp beta update for Android.
However, we are not finding any major change or new features to the table in WhatsApp’s Android. There is only one change and that is the “Archived chats” tool which can be accessed from the home page by tapping on the three-dot icon at the top. Because of relocation, now you don’t have to scroll longer all the way down in the chat feed to locate the archived chats. In order to access the archived chats, now you have to tap the “Archived chats” option.
If you want to activate the“Ignore archived chats” feature then you have to follow this path: Settings > Notifications > Ignore archived chats.