- WhatsApp is planning to roll out the Chat Filters feature to its standard app soon.
- Currently, the feature is under development
- WhatsApp Business app already offers the chat filters feature on its platform
WhatsApp is planning to roll out chat filters on the platform soon. In 2018, WhatsApp brought chat filters to the Android, iOS and desktop version of its WhatsApp Business app. Now, the Meta-owned messaging app is working on bringing chat filters to standard WhatsApp accounts as well. Currently, the feature is under development.
A screenshot highlights that WhatsApp beta testers will see a filter option next to the search bar. Users will find four options under the section – Unread chats, Contacts, Non-contacts, and Groups. This will bring relief to many users who currently use features like archive chats to de-clutter WhatsApp main chat. These filters are the same as the ones available in WhatsApp‘s Business app at the moment.
WhatsApp is going to roll out Chat filters on its standard app soon
It will be helpful if WhatsApp plans on adding ‘close friends’ in the filters to help users create a close friends group and see their messages first in the dedicated window. Notably, the screenshot doesn’t indicate that the company is planning any major changes in the user interface of its standard app and WhatsApp Business app when it comes to chatting filters. In WhatsApp’s Business app, the chat filters are available in the search bar on the top of the chats tab
In addition to this, the messaging app will also make these chat filters available all the time in its standard app. The filter button will be always visible even when you are not searching for chats and messages.
Separately, WhatsApp is also working on a feature that will enable its users to bring old conversations under the purview of chats with a default message timer. On tapping the “by selecting them” option, which shows up when users are setting the timer for the chats to disappear, users can select multiple conversations to convert them to disappearing chats at once.
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