WhatsApp has begun testing a conversation filter that allows you to rapidly view all of your unread messages.
The unopened chats filter is now only available to WhatsApp Desktop beta testers. Standard users will be able to access it on the web version as well as the instant messaging platform for iOS and Android in the future.
Similarly, WhatsApp is rumored to be working on a feature that will allow users access poll results. Through its Universal Windows Platform (UWP) release, the messaging app is also exploring its ‘View Once’ functionality for photographs and videos on Windows.
WhatsApp Desktop beta 2.2221.0 has incorporated the unread chats filter, according to a WhatsApp beta tracker, WABetaInfo. Users will be able to view all of their unopened chats in one sitting.
According to WABetaInfo, users will be able to deactivate the filter by hitting the filter icon again or selecting the Clear filter button on the screen.
The instant messaging platform was spotted last month adopting additional conversation filters to make it easier for users to find their unread, non-contact, contact, and group messages. The feature was initially only available to corporate users, and it is currently being tested for the desktop app.
The exact date when WhatsApp users on Android and iOS will be able to use conversation filters has yet to be published. However, WABetaInfo claims that in the near future, all users will have the same experience.
Since March, the instant messaging platform has been working on a group polling function. The function was first made accessible to beta testers in April, but it has yet to be made available to the general public.
Separately, WhatsApp for Windows has begun testing its ‘View Once’ feature for photographs and videos via its UWP version. According to WABetaInfo, the feature in issue is featured in WhatsApp for Windows beta version 2.2221.4.0.
Last year, the ‘View Once’ feature was made available to mobile WhatsApp users. It allows you to send photographs and movies that can only be viewed once.
The instant messaging platform was first seen introducing ‘View Once’ images and videos to Windows users in April. However, the feature had not been available for testing until today.
WhatsApp users may now send audio messages from their desktop or laptop using the newest Windows client, which includes voice notes capability.
It may persuade some customers to move to the Universal Windows Platform version, which is presently in beta testing and downloadable from the Microsoft Store.
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