WhatsApp’s feature was spotted to be under development a few months ago could possibly be rolled out now that it is enabled for testing. The ability to hide muted status updates in the latest Android beta brings the ability to completely vanish all traces of muted updates from the WhatsApp Status section. Currently, the muted status updates show up at the end of the scroll, but this new feature will hide that section completely. Read on to find out more about what updated might be implemented on the Hide Muted Status Updates feature on our favorite cross-platform messaging mobile application.
Initial stages of development
The update was spotted by a user in WhatsApp’s latest beta version 2.19.260, and we can also see it on the same version. Tracker WABetaInfo confirms that “WhatsApp is starting to roll out the possibility to hide muted status updates” but it could be a while before all beta users are able to see it. Of course, you will have to be a part of the WhatsApp Google Play beta program to be able to see it. Alternatively, users can even download the latest version via APK Mirror.
Coming of the newest update
The Muted Status Updates feature was first spotted in WhatsApp beta version 2.19.183 in June. Once this feature is enabled, all Muted Updates are automatically hidden. There is a down arrow visible on the Muted Updates tab, and by pressing it, you can show the Muted Updates. The arrow, now in an up position, can be tapped again to hide updates once more. WhatsApp was recently reported to be testing a new audio playback feature in notifications for a few iOS users. The audio playback seems to be working for voice playback and audio files as well.