WhatsApp’s latest update allows users to mute chats for an unspecified period of time. The messaging platform allows users to stay in touch with a group of friends or family members via creating groups. However, it is observed that being part of one too many groups can be annoying because of constant text notifications or a long string of irrelevant messages. The update is available on iOS, Andriod and web version of the app.
Previously, to avoid falling out with group members, WhatsApp allowed users to mute group chats for up to a year. To update their WhatsApp app to the latest version, users should open the App Store app, and tap on your profile icon to access all updates.
WhatsApp Allows users to Mute Chats Forever
The new update offers a new “Always” option along with one week and eight hours mute options. The feature not only mute the unwanted group chats for as long as they want, but also will not send notifications or alerts of the muted group to users when messages are sent on those chats. Users can check the messages at their convenience.
However, the muted group chats are not stored in archive and will still appear on top of user’s chats when new messages are sent to them.
This year, Facebook has introduced many new features on its popular messaging platform. Previously, the app was updated to allow users to easily share all contacts from mutual groups with a new shortcut in the contacts attachment, the group call limit was increased to up to 8 participants and added new filters and effects on iOS. To control the spread of misinformation, the platform limited the number of forward messaging. It is also expected that Facebook will offer support for multiple devices with a single phone number for the messaging app.