Instant messaging app WhatsApp has been spotted testing the archive chat feature on Windows. This feature is already present on mobile devices and will now allow users to do the same through their Windows PC. The new feature has been spotted by WhatsApp Tracker WABetaInfo in WhatsApp for Windows Beta version 2.2213.3.0 and it allows users to archive and unarchive their chats from the Windows app itself. According to reports, the feature is being tested for beta users in the Universal Windows Platform version of WhatsApp, which is currently being developed as a native app for Windows.
A report by WABetaInfo states that the archive feature in the beta version is not that easy and unarchiving chats does not refresh. WhatsApp chat list. The facility to archive and unarchive chats is already available in the mobile app. The latest beta release for WhatsApp on Windows comes with new icons for Media, Files, Links, Encryption and Groups that appear in the chat options.
WhatsApp beta testers for Windows can update to the latest version by visiting the Microsoft Store. The new release is not for regular WhatsApp users and it is not known when it will be rolled out.
Earlier this week, a report said that WhatsApp is working on allowing users to text numbers that are not saved on their smartphones. WhatsApp beta for Android version 188.8.131.52 reveals that the company is working on a solution so that users can send WhatsApp messages to people who are not on their contacts list.
The Meta-owned instant messaging platform was also recently reported to impose a new limit on message forwards. An upcoming feature has been revealed in both the Android and iOS beta versions of WhatsApp that will not let users forward a message to more than one group at a time.