According to WABetaInfo, the Twitter account which tracks changes in WhatsApp build, has revealed that the app is working on a Read Later feature. WABetaInfo revealed that the Read Later feature is an improved version of the Archived Chats feature which is already available to WhatsApp users.
The feature functions just like Archived Chats feature and users will also be able to disable it by going to the Chat settings. “WhatsApp was developing Read Later, a replacement/improvement of Archived Chats. When a chat is added in your archive, the user doesn’t receive notifications from it because all archived chats will be automatically muted, in order to reduce interruptions,” WABetaInfo reported.
Using the Archive Chat feature users can hide individual and group chats from their chats. But the archived chat will automatically be unarchived whenever users will receive a new message from that individual or group chat.
With this Read Later feature WhatsApp wants to reduce interruptions as the new chat messages will stay under Read Later category only and also the users will not receive any new notifications. All the chats in the Read Later category are muted. However, users can unmute them and can also disable the Read Later feature as per their need. The feature is in the developmental stage and is expected to roll out soon.