WhatsApp rolls out a new feature called hide muted status updates for the Android beta version. The feature brings the ability to hide all muted updates from the section of WhatsApp Status completely. The version of the app getting this feature is 2.19.260 or later and the tracker WABetainfo said in a post, "WhatsApp is starting to roll out the possibility to hide muted status updates."
You can only experience this feature if you are part of the WhatApp Google beta Program, or you can alternatively download the latest version of the app from APK Mirror. The feature was first spotted in June 2019 on WhatsApp beta version 2.19.183 and now the feature has been enabled for testing. Users can see the muted status updates by tapping on the down arrow on the Muted Updates tab and can also be hidden again by tapping on the same arrow.
The company is also testing a new audio playback feature in the notifications area for a select few iOS devices. The new feature for iOS seems to be working for audio files and voice playbacks too.