WhatsApp on Android set to get these new features – Times of India

Popular instant messaging app WhatsApp keeps on rolling out features to its users both Android and iOS users. While at times some feature makes its way to Android phones first, there are times they come to iPhones first as well.
One such example is support for Advanced Search mode, which has been available to iOS users since months but has now been rolled out to Android beta users of the app.
As per a report by WABetaInfo, Android beta users need to update their app to version or above to be able to use the Advanced Search mode, however, not all beta users may be able to see it.
“WhatsApp is actually enabling, from the server side, the feature for a few beta testers. This type of activation is partial and very slow: this happens when a company decides to gradually enable a feature to see the effects of it when enabled,” said WABetaInfo.

For those unaware, this feature will allow users to universally search all types of content — such as photos, videos, links, GIFs, Audio and Documents — through the main search toolbar.
Now that the feature has started to be rolled out to Android beta users, it is expected to be rolled out to all Android users soon.
In another report, WABetaInfo also said that the Facebook-owned app is working on rolling out an option to permanently mute notifications. This was spotted on the Android beta update version of the app. The report suggests that the ‘Always’ option under the ‘Mute notification for…’ section is set to replace the ‘1 year’ option.

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