The status allows you to share text, photo, video and GIF updates that disappear after 24 hours. In order to send and receive status updates to and from your contacts, you and your contacts must have each other’s phone numbers saved in your phones’ address books. And with the latest news is, you can now hide muted status updates on WhatsApp.
This feature was first spotted in WhatsApp beta version 2.19.183 in June 2019. And once, all Muted Updates are automatically hidden. There is a down arrow visible on the Muted Updates tab, and by pressing it, you can show the Muted Updates. The indicator, now in an up position, can be tapped again to hide updates once more.
WABetaInfo confirms that “WhatsApp is starting to roll out the possibility to hide muted status updates”. But to be able to see this feature, you will have to be a member of the beta testing program. Even if you are not in the beta testing program, you can still get the latest beta from ApkMirror since it also has this feature?
At first, your muted status will appear on the same status page. With the new update, the muted status will be collapsed by default, completely hiding the status updates. But now, to see the muted staus, you will need to expand the muted status bar.
WhatsApp users opinion on this feature to hide the status update
Although this feature is loved by many, others find it to be utterly useless with augments that people mute staus because they do not want to see it. Also, there are still those who will like to see the status bar wholly removed from WhatsApp!!!
So let us know how you feel about this new update in the comments.