WhatsApp: Next Monday (17), WhatsApp started to release a new version for users in the testing program on Android. Called “v.22.214.171.124”, the novelty presents new features for the “Message Archive”, which allow users to archive a conversation and also the future messages automatically received in it.
When the function is activated, the Message Archive cell – previously at the bottom of the conversation list – moves to the top of the interface and indicates by means of a counter the number of new messages received and automatically archived.
In the future, WhatsApp should also implement other similar functions in the message store to allow greater control and autonomy for users. An example, still under development, is a feature to automatically archive conversations that have been inactive for more than 6 months.
To check the availability of the resource, check if there is the option “Keep archived conversations” in the settings section. It is worth remembering that the novelty is initially exclusive to a select group of users who have joined the testing program and therefore it may take some time to officially launch on the main version of WhatsApp.