The whatsapp new vacation mode feature was spotted under development in WhatsApp Beta for Android v126.96.36.199.
First of all, WhatsApp starts developing this feature with the “Ignore Archived Chats” name then it abandoned the development in the WhatsApp Beta update (188.8.131.52). And now it again starts on the same feature with the Name “Vacation Mode”, and this time this feature includes several improvements.WhatsApp is currently working on its new “Vacation Mode” that allows users to archive, and the chats remain in the archive list unless you again unarchive them. Means the chats remain in the archive list Means this new Vacation Mode keeps archived chat in the archive even when a new message arrives.
Currently when you add some contact into your archive list, then after receiving some text from that person your contact chat again appears on the top. “Vacation Mode” is made to keep that chat in the archived list until you don’t unarchive it. It looks that this feature is quite similar to block someone Whatsapp. But when you block some on WhatsApp you can’t see his/her status, and active status. And also the blocked person can’t show your status and active status. But with the new WhatsApp Vacation Mode, you will be able to see archived chats status and their online status.
The feature is still inider testing and soon it will be launch for public beta testing. With this new feature, WhatsApp interface may also be change, “Archived Chats” may be moved at the top of your chat list once you enable “Vacation Mode”. And according to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is also working to introduce new banner that reads, “Move Chats that you wants to keep here”. And after adding you will see “Chats with new messagea chat lis won’t return to main chat list.