New WhatsApp beta UWP release now has archived chats feature

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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.

Whatsapp Beta Archived Chats

Source: WABetaInfo (Image credit: Source: WABetaInfo)

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).

WhatsApp beta

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WhatsApp beta is upping its game, reintroducing all the fan-favorite WhatsApp features you've come to expect. You can get the app directly from Microsoft if you want to see the beta's progression in real-time.

Robert Carnevale

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