WhatsApp is working on a new feature that enables the user to read incoming messages at a later time, and it is expected that this feature will be launched soon. This feature is fully set to replace the existing archived chats feature.
For now, when you archive an individual or group chat on WhatsApp, the service hides it in the archive section, so that the chats are not shown at the top of the messaging app. However, when a new message arrives, the archived chat automatically appears at the top of the screen, which is very annoying, but with the new feature it will be different.
Once the feature is enabled, chats with new messages will remain in the “Read later” section and users will not be notified if a new message arrives. All chats in the Read Later category will remain muted.
If you do not like to use the “read later” feature and want to “revert” to the old function, you can do so through the WhatsApp chat settings.
According to the leaks, the “read later” feature may initially be offered to users of the WhatsApp application on Android phones, according to the Indian Express newspaper.