WhatsApp has a “read later” function
The read later Function is documented at WABetaInfo and is intended to replace and expand the archiving of chats. If a chat is currently in the archive, the user will be informed about new incoming messages and the chat will be automatically moved from the archive back to the main chat area.
Archive function with WhatsApp
Um So far, it was only possible to mute certain chats not to be disturbed: This means that the acoustic notifications can be switched off for individual chats for 8 hours, 1 week or forever. The chat is then still visible in the regular list of chats and the number of new messages is displayed.
The new “Read later” function is in the beta version 18.104.22.168. in front. It is unclear when the function will be available in the major version. It should temporarily be possible to switch off this new function: Then the chat is moved from the read-later collection to the list of main chats when a new message arrives.
Criticism of WhatsApp