This new WhatsApp feature every group user should know about
WhatsApp is constantly upgrading its platform. We already know that the company is working on bringing multi-device support to its platform. Now, word is that the Facebook-owned messaging app is working on another feature that would make using groups a
tad bit less annoying.
According to a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is working on a new feature called Mute Always. This feature will enable users to block the pesky group notifications forever.
As of now, WhatsApp gives its users three options for muting the annoying group notifications. This includes eight hours, one week and one year. But now, the company is working on extending this limit such that users will be able to block group chat notifications indefinitely.
As per a screenshot shared by the blog site, WhatsApp is planning to replace the one year option with ‘Mute Always’ button enabling users to mute unwanted group notifications forever or until the time they are not ready to participate in the group actively again.
That said, this feature is still in the developmental phase. However, if you are a beta user, you can try it out by downloading WhatsApp Beta for Android version 22.214.171.124.
It is worth noting that muting notifications is not the only feature that WhatsApp users can use to steer clear of wanted group conversations. WhatsApp comes with a group privacy settings feature that enables users to decide who can add them to new groups. Once enabled, this feature will ensure that users get an invitation before joining a group and that they are not added to a group directly.
If you want to enable this feature, here’s what you need to do: go to Settings > then tap Account > Privacy > Groups and select one of three options: “Everyone,” “My Contacts,” or “My Contacts Except.”