WhatsApp may soon launch a new feature to mute videos before sharing

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WhatsApp might soon allow users to use the option to mute videos before sending them to any contact or putting them as a status update. The new feature is reportedly in progress at the initial stage for Android users. It may also be available for iPhone users in the future. Also, there is a new feature in progress which is called ‘Read Later’ in WhatsApp for iPhone users. This new feature will be an enhanced version of the existing Archived Chats feature.

As per the report by WhatsApp features tracker WABetaInfo, WhatsApp beta for Android bears references to be able to mute videos before sending them to a contact or putting them as a status update.

As per the screenshot shared by WABetaInfo, a speaker icon will be available next to the duration and file size details of the video which users want to share. By tapping on that icon you can mute the video before sharing it via WhatsApp. 

The new feature is said to be under progress and is yet to be available even for beta testing. Nevertheless, it is expected to go live in near future for the Android users for WhatsApp.

In addition to the mute video feature, WABetaInfo also reported that WhatsApp is working on the ‘Read Later’ feature also which will replace the existing Archived Chats feature. The new feature is expected to be a part of WhatsApp beta for iPhone.

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Some of the screenshots shared by WABetaInfo suggests that the ‘Read Later’ feature would allow users to archive certain chats for which they will not get any notifications. There will be an Edit button available which will allow users to select multiple chats which they want to unarchive quickly. By tapping on that Edit button you will also find the Edit Archive Settings option which will allow users to make changes on how archived chats work.

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The new ‘Read Later’ feature is said to work alongside the new ‘Vacation Mode’ which is under progress for quite some time but it is yet to be available for the public. And just like the mute video feature, ‘Read Later’ feature on WhatsApp is said to be under development and will be available in near future update.

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WABetaInfo has also suggested that WhatsApp will rename the existing FAQ option as Help Centre. This change appeared in WhatsApp beta for Android version.

WhatsApp was also spotted to introduce in-app support last month to let the users to file bug reports directly from the messaging app. The Facebook-owned company WhatsApp was also recently said to be testing features called join missed calls and biometric lock which might be available to users via a future update.


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