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WhatsApp just got a clever time-saving upgrade

WhatsApp just got a clever time-saving upgrade

There's now a time and place for all those group chats.

Messages can become a chore to read when there's an abundance of them.

Either there are chats you've been meaning to reply to, others that you're actively avoiding and some that have been dead for years. Goodbye, group work chat from five years ago!

For billions of WhatsApp users, it's about to get a whole lot easier.

The messaging app, owned by Meta, has just got yet another upgrade that will help sort out that clutter of messages you have going on - a digital PA if you will.

The feature is called Chat Filters and does exactly what you'd think it does.

NurPhoto / Contributor / Getty
NurPhoto / Contributor / Getty

Next time you open up the app, three little bubbles will appear above your chats for different categories.

The first filter option 'All' is pretty general.

All of your messages are arranged in the order they were originally in. It's more of an unfiltered default view.

The second 'Unread' works great for a to-do list of people to reply to.

This filter displays only messages that you haven't opened yet or marked as one to reply to.

Additionally, the third filter of 'Groups' organises all your group chats in one place.

This is likely the most hectic filter, finding a place to put all the group chats from yesterday up to years ago. The filter also shows any subgroups within communities that you may have started or joined.

This update is quite handy and has sparked more positivity from the WhatsApp community rather than the uproar that followed the app's addition of capital letters.

NurPhoto / Contributor / Getty
NurPhoto / Contributor / Getty

Parent company Meta confirmed the new addition on its website.

They wrote: "Opening WhatsApp and finding the right conversation should feel quick, seamless, and simple. As people increasingly do more on WhatsApp, it’s more important than ever before to be able to get to your messages fast.

"We believe filters will make it easier to stay organized, find your most important conversations and navigate through messages more efficiently. We’ll continue to build more options to help you focus on what matters most," the company summarises in the blog post on the new addition.

With Meta also owning Facebook Messenger, it wouldn't be surprising to see something similar pop up there soon for its 930 million users.

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