We all know that WhatsApp is testing out multiple new features through its beta program. Though, we get updates every now and then, most of the features are not enabled to all by default. In the latest beta update WhatsApp 2.19.101 released for Android, a new mode currently called 'ignore archived chats' was spotted by folks of WAbetaInfo.
So, What is this new mode all about..?
Currently, whenever you archive a chat, and if a new message comes from the concerned person/ or in a group, then that particular WhatsApp archived chat will unarchive itself, and will be displayed as recent chats or as one of the top chat, this feature seems to cause little bit privacy concern, if someone suddenly opens your WhatsApp app :(
Inorder, to tackle the above problem, WhatsApp has planned to roll out a new option called Vacation Mode, which will not unarchive the archived chat, even if you got multiple messages (unless you do)
How to enable this..?
Currently, this feature was rolled out only to WhatsApp beta android users, in the name of "ignore archived chats" option. You can enable or disable this feature by visiting Notifications Section on Settings Page.
You will see new option "Ignore archived chats" under Archived Chats. Just toggle that.
When enabled, as said earlier, new messages willn't be unarchived automatically.
You can use this option, if you really worried about archived chats 😁, because Archived chats option is no longer hidden under the bottom, the option was moved below to WhatsApp Web option, which will be visible when you press the three vertical dotted lines on chat screen (Refer above Image).
And that's the end of this post..