WhatsApp launches new feature

WhatsApp launches new feature

WASHINGTON - WhatsApp is said to be testing a new shortcut feature called 'Mark as Read', which allows users to mark a chat as read directly from the notification centre.

Although the feature was spotted on the WhatsApp Android beta version 2.18.214, it isn't available yet on all phones. According to the report in WABetaInfo link, the feature is expected to undergo improvements before it is enabled for everyone.

Detailing about the new feature, the report states that when the user will open a WhatsApp message in the notification centre, they will also get an option to 'Mark as Read'.

WhatsApp is also said to be working on another feature that will allow its users to mute a chat directly from the notification centre.

Lately, the messaging platform has been introducing many new features like enabling users to chat without adding contacts to phonebook, admins of a group allowed to restrict sending messages of other non-admin members and chat filters for its business app in Android, according First Post report.