WhatsApp Might Soon Allow to Mute Videos Before Sharing

WhatsApp could soon let the users the option to mute videos before they could send them to a contact number or they can also set them as a status update. The latest feature is allegedly in growth for Android users in the preliminary stage, nevertheless, it might further reach iPhone users in the coming days. The iPhone version of WhatsApp is further found to have the latest feature in the works that is known as ‘Read Later’. This latest offering will fundamentally be an enhanced version of the prevailing Archived Chats feature.

As per a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp beta for Android has carried references of the capacity to mute videos before anyone can send them to a contact or they can set them as their status update.

WABetaInfo posted a screenshot, and it has suggested that a speaker icon would be accessible next to the duration and file size particulars of the video that users have wanted to share. Tapping on that icon is probably to mute the video before sharing it via WhatsApp. The latest feature is said to be in progress and is yet to be obtainable even for beta testing. However, it is desired to go live for WhatsApp for Android users in a future update.


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WABetaInfo has reported that the company is working on the ‘Read Later’ feature that will substitute the prevailing Archived Chats. The latest feature is going to be a part of the WhatsApp beta for iPhone. WABetaInfo shared some screenshots, and it has been suggested that the ‘Read Later’ feature would allow users to archive some chats for which they would not receive any announcements. An Edit button will further be offered to allow users to pick numerous chats that they want to speedily unarchive. Tapping on the Edit button will further bring an Edit Archive Settings option that will permit users to make alterations to how archived chats work, as seen in a screenshot.

The new ‘Read Later’ feature is speculated to work alongside the new ‘Vacation Mode’ that is in development for quite some time but is yet to be available to the public. And just like the mute video feature, ‘Read Later’ on WhatsApp is said to be under development and is likely to be available in a future update. WABetaInfo has also found that WhatsApp is renaming the existing FAQ option as Help Centre. The change appeared in WhatsApp beta for Android.

The previous month, WhatsApp was seen bringing in-application support to permit users to file bug reports straight from the messaging application. WhatsApp was further recently found to be testing features called join missed calls and biometric lock that could be accessible to users via a future update.