WhatsApp is also working on a "Quick Edit Media" feature to improve your chatting experience. The new feature will allow you to make changes to media files sent or received from within the chat window itself.
Spotted in the recent beta version of the app, "Quick Edit Media" will be a separate feature from the existing edit tools available on WhatsApp.
Further, WhatsApp is adding a "hide muted status" feature that will remove the muted status feeds from your list. Right now, you currently see a faded version of the muted status at the bottom of the feed.