WhatsApp May Soon Let You Mute Videos Before Sharing, ‘Read Later’ Feature Appears in Testing as Well.
Thursday, 19 November 2020
WhatsApp 22.214.171.124 beta for Android is found to have references that hint at the ability to mute videos.
WhatsApp may provide a speaker icon to let users mute videos
WhatsApp 126.96.36.199 beta for iPhone appears with ‘Read Later’ feature
WhatsApp is also apparently renaming FAQ as Help Centre
WhatsApp could soon allow users the option to mute videos before sending them to a contact or setting them as a status update. The new feature is reportedly in development for Android users in the initial stage, though it may also reach iPhone users in the future. The iPhone version of WhatsApp is also found to have a new feature in the works that is called ‘Read Later'. This new offering will essentially be an improved version of the existing Archived Chats feature.
According to a report by WhatsApp features tracker WABetaInfo, WhatsApp 188.8.131.52 beta for Android carries references of the ability to mute videos before sending them to a contact or setting them as a status update.
WhatsApp is working on a new feature that would let users mute their videos before sending.
The new feature that WhatsApp is reportedly working on has appeared on one of the beta updates.
Apart from this, WhatsApp is also working on a new feature called Read Later.
WhatsApp announced a slew of features recently. The messaging app rolled out disappearing messages, Always Mute, WhatsApp Pay, and other features. As per the latest reports, WhatsApp is working on a new feature that would let users mute their videos before sending them to their contacts or putting them up as statuses. Apart from that, WhatsApp has rolled out advanced wallpaper and disappearing messages feature more people using Android phones.
A screenshot posted by WABetaInfo suggests that a speaker icon would be available next to the duration and file size details of the video that users want to share. Tapping on that icon is likely to mute the video before sharing it through WhatsApp.
In the screenshot shared by the WhatsApp features tracker, you can see the option of muting the video along with the trimming option.
Apart from this, WhatsApp is also working on a new feature called Read Later. The features tracker notes that this feature is the replacement of the Archives Chats feature. “Read Later” is an improved version of “Archived Chats”, that includes the Vacation Mode, to keep in your archive all archived chats, even when new messages arrive. But there is more: when a chat is in your “Read Later”, you won’t receive notifications from it,” Wabetainfo said in its blog.
In the screenshot shared by Wabetainfo, WhatsApp explains the feature in a bigger banner. “Archive is now Read later,” the WhatsApp banner reads. As per the Facebook-owned messaging app, the feature helps in “reducing interruptions” only chats with new messages will stay there and you won’t get any notifications.