The UWP-based WhatsApp Beta app for Windows 11 and Windows 10 has become more useful in the last couple of months as the Meta-owned company has been adding new features on a regular basis through app updates. The beta app has once again received an update, and with it came a missing feature, Archived Chats.
WhatsApp's Android and iOS clients let you create as well as view your archived chats. The feature is also available on the WhatsApp Web client. But for some reason, the ability to view archived chats was in the list of features that were missing in the WhatsApp Beta app until today.
With the latest update installed, WhatsApp's UWP app will allow users to view their archived chats and let them create an archive of chats. Also, there exists an option to unarchive chats if need be, however chats are unarchived automatically if a participant sends a new message to it.
However, since the feature is still in the testing phase, you might encounter some issues while using the feature. As noted by WABetainfo, the action to unarchive a chat may not always refresh the chat list. Hopefully, WhatsApp will issue a fix in one of the upcoming app updates.
As for how the feature works, to archive a chat, you need to do a right-click on the chat you want to archive, and doing so will reveal an option called 'Archive.' Click on it archive the chat.
The latest WhatsApp Beta update carries version number 2.2213.3.0 and is available via Microsoft Store.
WhatsApp will continue to add more new features to the WhatsApp Beta for desktops. One of the most awaited WhatsApp features is the ability to react to messages. The feature was rolled out to the WhatsApp beta app for Android last month and will be available for desktop users in the coming days.