New Delhi. WhatsApp has started testing the chat filter so that you can see all your unread chats instantly. The unread chat filter is available for beta testers on the WhatsApp desktop app. However, it is expected to be available to all users in the future on the desktop version as well as the WhatsApp for Android and iOS.
Apart from this, WhatsApp can be seen working on the view poll result capability of the users. The instant messaging app is also rolling out a ‘view once’ feature for photos and videos in Windows through its Universal Windows Platform (UWP) release.
According to the report of WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo, WhatsApp Desktop Beta 2.2221.0 has introduced unread chat filter. This will make it easier for users to view all his unread chats in one go. According to the report, users can disable the filter by tapping the filter button again or by tapping on the clear filter option on the screen.
WhatsApp introduced chat filters
Let us tell you that last month WhatsApp introduced different chat filters so that users can easily find their unread, contact, non-contact and group chats. This feature was initially available for business users and it is said that the desktop version of the app is now being tested.
The exact information about when the chat filters will be available for WhatsApp users on Android and iOS is not yet revealed. However, WABetaInfo says that it will be available to all users in the future.
Work going on on View Ones too
WhatsApp has started separately testing ‘View Once’ for photos and videos on WhatsApp for Windows through its UWP version. WABetaInfo’s report states that the feature has been included in WhatsApp for Windows beta version 2.2221.4.0. It is worth mentioning that the ‘View Once’ feature was introduced for WhatsApp users on mobile last year. It lets you send photos and videos that are viewable in one go. In April, WhatsApp introduced ‘view once’ photos and videos for Windows users. However, this feature was not available for the experience till now.
Document sending size increased
The latest Windows app on WhatsApp desktop or laptop also provides voice notes support for users to send voice messages. This will encourage some users to switch to the UWP version.
WhatsApp has released it for Android beta version 188.8.131.52. It has the ability to share documents up to 2GB. It is worth noting that in April last, WhatsApp had announced to increase the 100MB size limit. It’s important to note that the beta tester update will result in the sharing of up to 2GB of document files.