New WhatsApp feature lets you mark messages as ‘unread’

Finally, WhatsApp is letting users mark their messages as ‘unread’.

All you need to do is tap and hold the conversation and the app will add a little green spot to show the message as ‘unread’.

This of course makes it easier to work out who you have replied to and who you haven’t.

But the read message status inside the message will remain unaffected…. so there’s no pretending you haven’t read it yet.

The update will also allow users to mute conversations for eight hours, a week or even a year.

Tones, vibrations and pop-up notifications can also be customised. Google Drive backup could also be returning as well as a ‘low data’ option for WhatsApp voice calls.

The downside? This feature is only available for Android phones at the moment and has to be downloaded manually.

But still. This is awesome news.