One of these new features, Silent Mode should already be available on many Android devices starting today. It allows Android users to hide the app badge for muted chats. Apparently, Silent Mode is enabled by default, so there’s no option in the Settings menu that you need to activate.
Vacation mode is still in development and is based on silent mode. When it is enabled, the Vacation mode will stop the archived chat session from being activated after receiving a new message.
Finally, linked accounts will allow users to link their Instagram and WhatsApp accounts. However, we still do not know what the purpose of this feature is, but it can allow you to recover your Facebook / Instagram account using WhatsApp.
All the new features unveiled today are expected to be offered on both Android and iOS platforms, but desktop users will definitely get their benefits too.