Meta's popular messaging platform, WhatsApp, continues to undergo transformations aimed at enhancing the user experience. One of the recent changes in the beta version 188.8.131.52 is the introduction of chat filters, providing users with more nuanced control over their conversations.
The addition of chat filters, as noted by sources, is a game changer in managing messages, as it offers an efficient method to segregate group chats from individual conversations. Users can now focus solely on their group chats by employing the filter, setting aside one-on-one dialogues. To further clarify the distinctions between chats, the “Personal” filter label has been updated to “Contacts,” which now signifies individual discussions. Interestingly, this update has led to the removal of the “Business” filter.
WhatsApp is developing a new feature to filter group chats
In addressing a longstanding user request for a more organized way to handle the plethora of group chats — be it work-related, family-centered, or hobby-driven — WhatsApp has unveiled a dedicated “Groups” filter. This new feature simplifies navigation and organization within the app.
Although currently only available to a select group of beta testers, it's anticipated that after further refinement, the feature will be accessible to a wider audience. But chat filters aren't the sole focus; other improvements are underway. For instance, the app is working on features such as email verification and options to mask IP addresses during voice or video calls. Furthermore, the latest beta version allows users to use avatars when reacting to status updates, adding a layer of expressiveness to the platform.