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Whatsapp with mega update: holiday mode and other practical functions unlocked


Whatsapp has released numerous new functions in recent months. Some practical new settings are currently being added.

Whatsapp has released numerous new functions in recent months.

Some practical new settings are currently being added.

Kassel – Whatsapp is still the most popular messenger service, with around two billion active users worldwide.

And the meta group, to which Whatsapp belongs, regularly comes up with new functions for them.

The last time there was Whatsapp news was in February: Five updates relating to the status settings and a new function on the subject of data protection were released.

However, users must activate the latter themselves.

Now the meta group goes one step further and offers three new functions.

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So there is now a practical "holiday mode": The term itself is not used by Whatsapp, rather it got stuck from a beta test.

The test took place in 2021, when Whatsapp tested a way to permanently mute chats and called it vacation mode.

Use Whatsapp in vacation mode - two practical advantages

In the meantime, this function has long since been activated, but today it is called "leave chats in the archive".

The idea behind it: If you want to be left alone, you will no longer be disturbed by the archived chats and they will no longer appear in the chat overview.

This is the advantage over the "Mute notification" function - because you can still see newly received messages here.

So that you don't completely forget your archived chats, the archived folder is now at the top of the overview.

It's so easy to archive chats on Whatsapp:

  • WhatsApp and go to the chat overview.

  • Press and hold the chat to be archived with your finger, then a selection of options from 5 icons will appear at the top of the app.

  • The second icon from the right is a folder with an arrow pointing down - tap this icon and the selected chat is already archived.

Send 100 pictures or videos at the same time via Whatsapp in vacation mode

This “holiday mode” has recently been improved: now you not only have the option of archiving messages to get more peace and quiet while on holiday, but you can also send more pictures from your holiday to a contact at the same time, writes


It is now possible to send 100 photos and videos directly to a contact instead of 30.

When sending multiple files, you no longer have to pay attention to which ones you have already selected and sent.


Whatsapp has released new functions - for example, in the future you can hide annoying chats while on vacation.

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Two more new Whatsapp features for sending files and groups

And there is a practical new function for sending files.

Anyone who sends a document to a contact can add a label to it in the future, writes

In this way, the recipient can see directly what the sent file is about.

There will also be more space for groups in the future - for the title and the description.

According to,

the number of characters in the group descriptions will be increased from 512 to a whopping 2048 characters.


reports that the group name can be up to 100 characters long in the future - leaving plenty of room for creative ideas.

Incidentally, you can still insert emojis in the group name - an emoji then counts as one character.

By the way, these are the most popular emojis on Whatsapp.

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Source: merkur

All life articles on 2023-02-20

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