If you use the archive feature of WhatsApp, then soon a new feature can be given in its place. The company is testing a Read Later feature that will replace Archiv Chats.
The Read Later feature is currently in beta testing and some users are using it as well. Under the read later feature, you will be able to mark a chat as read later and for this, you will not get notifications.
If the feature is enabled, notifications of chats will also not be available. A blog keeping track of the features of WhatsApp, the WhatsApp Archive Chats will be replaced by reading Later.
Now you can archive the message, but as soon as a message for that contact comes, a notification is also received. Notifications will not be available in the new reader later feature. Users can also reverse the read later feature.
New messages can be sent to the Archive section by going to read later settings. If you want, you can also place it again in the main chat. Until you disable this feature, you will not get notifications for that chat.
The Read Later feature is currently seen in the iOS beta app. But if it comes in the iPhone, then after this the company can also release for Android users.
If you want to ignore a message, do not want to reply, and also do not want to block a contact or group. In this case, this feature will prove to be very beneficial for you.