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CAPE TOWN – WABetaInfo, a platform that discusses the latest news or leaks information about WhatsApp claims that the platform is working on new features to improve chats and notifications.

According to WABetaInfo, these are the latest features set to be released:

1. Silent Mode

The latest WhatsApp feature is silent mode, which allows users to hide the app badge for muted chats.

The new silent mode feature is already active for Android users and is enabled by default.

This means that, unlike previously, users will not see a badge when they receive a message from muted WhatsApp chats and groups.

2. Vacation Mode

WhatsApp is also working on a vacation mode, which will stop archived chats being un-archived if users have muted them.

WhatsApp currently automatically reverses archived chats once a new message is received from that chat.

3. Linking to external services

Another feature which will arrive soon is the ability to link a WhatsApp account to external services like LinkedIn.

Other services include Instagram and Twitter. 

"Tapping Instagram, after inserting your credentials, your WhatsApp account will be correctly linked to your Instagram profile", said WABetaInfo.

In September, WABetaInfo spotted that another possibility could be that the feature will allow you to recover your WhatsApp with the external services such as Facebook.

“The feature appears mainly developed for WhatsApp Business, but some references were found in the normal WhatsApp app too. It’s not available yet for both apps,” WABetaInfo said.