What you need to know
- The latest WhatsApp beta UWP release is getting archived chats.
- You can view archived chats as well as archive and unarchive them, though there is the risk of bugs (this is a beta, after all).
- The feature is rolling out now, so as long as you have WhatsApp beta for Windows 2.2213.3.0, keep your eyes peeled.
For those of you who've been following the WhatsApp beta UWP release's progress, get ready for another milestone: Archived chats and their associated functionalities are rolling out now, so long as you're on WhatsApp beta for Windows 2.2213.3.0.
The update was spotted by WABetaInfo, the site keeping tabs on all things WhatsApp beta-related.
It's not just possible to view archived chats with the new beta update. You can also manually archive existing chats and unarchive them, though WABetaInfo notes there's a chance you'll encounter bugs along the way, including unarchiving a chat not refreshing the chat list. But that's what betas are for: To test things, expose bugs, and eventually address them.
Between this, emoji shortcuts, dark mode, and all the other key features arriving within the WhatsApp beta release, the UWP version of the communications tool is coming together. With that said, if you don't want an incomplete (Whats)app, you can always sit on the sidelines until all the features have arrived and bugs are ironed out (there's no telling how long you'll be waiting in that case, though).
Robert Carnevale is the News Editor for Windows Central. He's a big fan of Kinect (it lives on in his heart), Sonic the Hedgehog, and the legendary intersection of those two titans, Sonic Free Riders. He is the author of Cold War 2395. Have a useful tip? Send it to email@example.com.
Can restore backup between android/iOS/windows?
There's only android. This Windows client is not fully independent from that, it just uses the cloud info and syncs in realtime (more or less) with the phone.
I wish I could hide it. It's not up there first on mobile, and to be honest, archived chats are meant to be out of sight to begin with, that's the very concept behind archiving them.
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