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Facebook to update WhatsApp with new settings

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WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, will be debuting new features at some stage this year. 

Facebook has been transparent with its plans to integrate its platforms and this on the cards for the popular messaging service. 

Improved functionality across WhatsApp for web, desktop, iOS and Android are also on the priority list.

Beta versions of certain features are available in the latest update of the app for both iOS and Android. 

Should all go according to plan, the features will be available to users this year.

Here is what to expect:

  • Mute video content before sending it to someone or adding to status
  • Desktop and web calling
  • 'Read Later' will replace Archive Chat which will include a vacation mode, allowing users to keep the chat hidden even if new messages are received