WhatsApp testing Mark as Read, Mute chat for notifications panel: Everything to know

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi |
Published: July 14, 2018 10:08:31 am

WhatsApp is testing two new shortcut for notifications panel -Mark as Read and Mute.

WhatsApp is reportedly testing a new ‘Mark as Read’ feature that will allow users to mark a message from the notification panel itself. The ability to mute a chat from the notification centre is also being tested, according to a report in WABetaInfo. The ‘Mark as Read’ shortcut has been spotted in WhatsApp Android beta version 2.18.214. However, beta testers might not be able to access it given the feature is currently under development.

WhatsApp’s ‘Mark as Read’ essentially lets users mark a message as read directly from the notifications centre, without even opening the chat or the app. Currently, users only get ‘Reply’ option for WhatsApp messages in the…

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