Earlier this month, WhatsApp was spotted testing picture-in-picture video mode that works for Instagram and YouTube. The Facebook-owned messaging platform, WhatsApp is now rolling out the latest beta version 2.18.246 on WhatsApp for Android. The latest update comes with a new and revamped layout for the Report feature that is available for both individual and group chats. WhatsApp Report Tab is a new alert box. It will prompt the users to block the individual contact or exit a particular group apart from deleting messages in the conversation.
WhatsApp Report Tab Lets You Retain Chat History
With the new update, you will now be able to retain the chat history for the reported groups and chats, which was not previously possible. This development was first reported by WABetaInfo. After that, we were able to verify the same in the latest beta version. In order to access the new Report feature, go into the group or individual chat that you wish to report.
In the case of individuals, do the following steps in order to report a particular person:
- Click on the three dots menu.
- Select View contact.
- Scroll down and click on Report.
In groups on WhatsApp, do the following steps in order to report:
- Click on the three-dotted menu on the top right.
- Click on View group info.
- Select Report.
This move appears to be an attempt by WhatsApp to provide flexible options to the users. They can choose between deleting and retaining chats for users that have been reported on the platform. Users can only report individual conversations that have been received from saved contacts. Chats from senders that are not in Contacts only reveals the Block option.
Considering the fact that this is not part of a stable build, we can expect that the feature gets a few modifications before it rolls out widely. You can also check the feature for yourself by enrolling in the WhatsApp beta programme on Google Play or side-loading the APK from APK Mirror.