WhatsApp Vacation Mode, Linked Accounts facility: How they will make your life easy
In a bid to improve chats and notifications, WhatsApp is developing two new features.
In a bid to improve chats and notifications, WhatsApp is developing two new features. Recently, WhatsApp started support for the new notification extension to see media preview in the notification. Now, the chat app is said to be working on a new feature for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. According to a report by Wabetainfo.com, WhatsApp is developing Vacation Mode feature. It is not available for the public because of development reasons. Vacation Mode is said to be based on the "Silent Mode' feature which is already available for Android.
At present, when you archive a chat, it automatically gets unarchived when a new message is received from the chat. With the upcoming "Vacation Mode", WhatsApp will sort out the problem. Wabetainfo reports that when you will enable the new feature from your WhatsApp Notification Settings, the archived chats will not get automatically unarchived if you have previously muted them.
This new feature will be available in WhatsApp Settings (for IOS, Android and Windows Phone), the notifications. To unarchive a previously archived chat, you will have to unmute or unarchive them. It has been a longstanding demand from users to have a feature like this. The chat app now appears to have taken the demand seriously.
The Vacation Mode will also be useful when you don't want to see a particular chat in the Chat List. You would be able to mute and archive the chat and not see it again unless you view the Archived Chats.
WhatsApp has enabled Silent Mode feature for Android. It helps hide the app badge for muted chats. The feature is currently available for all.
The other feature being developed is "Linked Accounts". It will help users attach their account with external services. According to Wabetainfo, this feature is apparently being developed for WhatsApp Business. This feature will be located under the Profile Settings. At present, Instagram is the first supported external service.
Linked Account feature will help users recover the password. Also, it will allow you to automatically share your status updates in Instagram. This will immensely help businesses.