WhatsApp is renowned for testing a wide range of features before making them available to users. We might see a variety of new features this year, from improved message reactions to new multi-device capabilities. Further streamlining conversation organisation for PC users is now being tested on the Meta-owned messaging platform. See the specifics below below!
WhatsApp Tests New Filter on Desktop
According to a recent report by WABetaInfo (via XDA), WhatsApp just updated the beta version of its desktop client, bringing the version number to 2.2221.1, and as part of that upgrade, it rolled out the unread conversation filter. Users can now distinguish unread chats on the site with ease thanks to this new filter.
On the WhatsApp beta for Desktop, the feature was seen just next to the search bar. It functions exactly like any other filter, hiding the read messages and highlighting the unread ones. The filter can also be cleared with only one click of a button. The screenshot that is linked below shows a glimpse of WhatsApp’s new unread filter.
This is unquestionably a nice addition to the platform because it will make it simple for users to manage their chat list and discover any unread messages they may have missed in the past. In fact, WhatsApp could make the feature even better by including more filter choices. There are now several chat filters available in the app on Android and iOS, however the unread chat filter is still absent. Nevertheless, it is anticipated to also reach mobile users.
In terms of availability, the new unread filter is currently only accessible through WhatsApp Desktop beta. Furthermore, it is not apparent if WhatsApp is introducing the functionality gradually, starting with a select group of beta testers, or if it is introducing it to all testers at once. Furthermore, it is unknown if or when the filter would be added to WhatsApp’s mobile apps. Therefore, we advise you to check back frequently for updates on the subject. Also, let us know in the comments below whether or not you prefer WhatsApp’s new unread filter.