WhatsApp for Android Brings Select All Functionality to Mute, Delete Chats in One Go

By May 29th, 2018 AT 5:59 PM

WhatsApp is improving the user experience of its application in all the platforms, of late. And the latest version of WhatsApp Beta for Android has added a nifty button called ‘Select All,’ that allows a user to select all the chats and mute, delete them at one go. This new feature has been part of the WhatsApp Beta 2.18.160 version and can be noticed whenever you select a chat. To use this feature, head over to WhatsApp’s home screen and select a chat by tapping on it. After that, a three-dot menu will appear on the top right, click on that, where you’ll be able the new Select All button. Hit that, and you’re good to delete or mute all the chats in one go. Furthermore, WhatsApp is also testing the group audio calls feature on its iOS version, which allows a user to make group calls with up to four members in one go.
Alongside the group audio calling feature on WhatsApp for iOS, the WhatsApp beta for Android has received a new update that brings the useful Select All option. This feature lets you easily select all the new messages and mark them as read/unread or archive all your chats with a single tap. Further, you can mute notifications for all your recent WhatsApp conversations. You can also quickly delete all the chats with this new option.

In order to use this latest feature, you will need to get the WhatsApp for Android beta version 2.18.160 or higher on your device. Once you have a compatible version, select one of the chats on the messaging app and tap the action button from the top right corner. Hit the “Select All” option, and then you can choose either of the actions such as Pin chat, Delete chat, Mute notification, Archive chat, or Mark as Read/Unread.

The feature is rolling on WhatsApp for iOS version 2.18.60, according to a tweet by WABetaInfo. This is the same update which received the “Request Account Info” feature earlier this week. The feature allows you to download all your personal information that has been collected by WhatsApp including your account information and settings. Few iOS users are also getting the group audio calls feature on their devices. Like mentioned, only a few users are able to get it as of now, and it’s a server-side change too. The user interface of the group voice calling is pretty much similar to the single user calling interface; The additional members in the group call will be separated by ‘,’.

The feature can be availed with WhatsApp beta for Android app by signing for the beta programme on Google Play.

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